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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 or·thop·tera /ɔrˈθɑptərə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Or·thop·te·ra prop. n. pl.  Zool. An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, mantids, crickets, katydids, etc.  See Illust. under Insect.
 Note:The anterior wings are usually thickened and protect the membranous posterior wings, which are larger and fold longitudinally like a fan.  They also have chewing mouth parts.  The Orthoptera undergo no metamorphosis.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : grasshoppers and locusts; crickets [syn: order Orthoptera]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any of various insects having leathery forewings and
          membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts [syn: orthopterous
          insect, orthopteran]
      [also: orthoptera (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See orthopteron