Tettix

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tettix (Zoöl) A genus of small grasshoppers.
    • Tettix (Zoöl) The cicada.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tettix A cicada.
    • n tettix [capitalized] A genus of Acridiidæ, or short-horned grasshoppers, typical of the subfamily Tettiginæ, and having the pronotum horizontal and the antennæ thirteen- or fourteen-jointed. Nine species are known in the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tettix tet′iks a cicada: an ornament for the hair of that shape.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. a kind of grasshopper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., 'grasshopper.'

Usage

In literature:

Archons of Athens, topped by the tettix, see, I return!
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry
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