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Grasshopper vs. Locust

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Grasshoppernoun

A herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera noted for its ability to jump long distances and for its habit of communicating by stridulation.

Locustnoun

Any of the grasshoppers, usually swarming, in the family Acrididae that are very destructive to crops and other vegetation.

Grasshoppernoun

A cocktail made with crème de menthe and optionally with crème de cacao.

Locustnoun

especially, the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria)

Grasshoppernoun

(figuratively) a young student in initial stages of training who has been chosen on account of their obvious talent

Locustnoun

(Schistocerca americana) (does not swarm)

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Grasshoppernoun

In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out and replaced with the key.

Locustnoun

(Chortoicetes terminifera)

Grasshoppernoun

Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididæ and Locustidæ, having large hind legs adapted for leaping, and chewing mouth parts. The species and genera are very numerous and some are very destructive to crops. The former family includes the Western grasshopper or locust (Caloptenus spretus), noted for the great extent of its ravages in the region beyond the Mississippi. In the Eastern United States the red-legged (Caloptenus femurrubrum and C. atlanis) are closely related species, but their ravages are less important. They are closely related to the migratory locusts of the Old World. See Locust.

Locustnoun

(Nomadacris succincta)

Grasshoppernoun

In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out and replaced with the key; - called also the hopper.

Locustnoun

(Locustana pardalina)

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Grasshoppernoun

An antipersonnel mine that jumps from the ground to body height when activated, and explodes, hurling metal fragments over a wide area.

Locustnoun

(Schistocerca gregaria)

Grasshoppernoun

A mixed alcoholic beverage containing crème de menthe, light cream, and sometimes crème de cacao. The name comes from its light green color.

Locustnoun

(Calliptamus italicus)

Grasshoppernoun

terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

Locustnoun

(Dociostaurus maroccanus)

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Grasshoppernoun

a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)

Locustnoun

(Nomadacris septemfasciata)

Grasshopper

Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago.

Locustnoun

(Melanoplus spretus) – extinct

Locustnoun

(Austracris guttulosa) - Australia

Locustnoun

(Anacridium spp.)

Locustnoun

A locust tree.

Locustverb

(intransitive) To come in a swarm.

Locustnoun

Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididæ, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda migratoria, syn. Pachytylus migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.

Locustnoun

The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).

Locustnoun

migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae

Locustnoun

hardwood from any of various locust trees

Locustnoun

any of various hard-wooded trees of the family Leguminosae

Locust

Locusts (derived from the Vulgar Latin locusta, meaning grasshopper) are a group of certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious.

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