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grasshopper, grasshoppers
Any of numerous insects of the families Locustidae or Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers) and Tettigoniidae (long-horned grasshoppers), often destructive to plants and characteristically having long hind legs adapted for jumping.

Around the world there are hundreds of species of grasshoppers; a group which includes crickets and locusts.

Grasshoppers are difficult to see in the grass where they live, but they can often be heard, since each species has a characteristic song, produced by rubbing the wings or legs together.

The song is used by males to attract females and, less frequently, by females to attract males.

American Heritage Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary;
Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1987; page 733.
This entry is located in the following unit: acrido-, acrid-, acris- (page 2)
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(Greek: grasshopper, grasshoppers; locust, locusts; cricket, crickets)
(eating grasshoppers, locusts, and related insects)