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Grasshopper vs. Mantis

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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.

Mantisnoun

Any of various large insects of the order Mantodea that catch insects or other small animals with their powerful forelegs.

Grasshoppernoun

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

Mantisnoun

A green colour, like that of many mantises.

Grasshoppernoun

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

Mantisnoun

Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is Mantis Carolina.

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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.

Mantisnoun

predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer

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.

Mantis

Mantises are an order (Mantodea) of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 460 genera in 33 families. The largest family is the Mantidae ().

‘mantids’;

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.

Grasshoppernoun

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

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Grasshoppernoun

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

Grasshoppernoun

terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

Grasshoppernoun

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

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.

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