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Groundhopper vs. Grasshopper

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Groundhoppernoun

A small insect, of the genus Tetrix, similar to a grasshopper.

Grasshoppernoun

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

Groundhoppernoun

One who engages in groundhopping, the hobby of attending sports matches at as many different stadiums or grounds as possible.

Grasshoppernoun

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

Grasshoppernoun

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

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.

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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.

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.

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)

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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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