Cricket frog
Cricket Crick"et (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See {Creak}.] (Zo["o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Gryllus}, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common European cricket is {Gryllus domesticus}; the common large black crickets of America are {Gryllus niger}, {Gryllus neglectus}, and others. [1913 Webster]

{Balm cricket}. See under {Balm}.

{Cricket bird}, a small European bird ({Silvia locustella}); -- called also {grasshopper warbler}.

{Cricket frog}, a small American tree frog ({Acris gryllus}); -- so called from its chirping. [1913 Webster]


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  • cricket frog — either of two tree frogs, Acris gryllus or A. crepitans, of eastern and central U.S., having a clicking call. [1790 1800] * * * ▪ frog       either of two species of small, nonclimbing North American tree frogs of the genus Acris (family Hylidae) …   Universalium

  • eastern cricket frog — noun a cricket frog of eastern United States • Syn: ↑Acris gryllus • Hypernyms: ↑cricket frog …   Useful english dictionary

  • northern cricket frog — noun a cricket frog of eastern and central United States • Syn: ↑Acris crepitans • Hypernyms: ↑cricket frog …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cricket — Crick et (kr?k ?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See {Creak}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Gryllus}, and allied genera. The males make chirping,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cricket bird — Cricket Crick et (kr?k ?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See {Creak}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Gryllus}, and allied genera. The males make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Balm cricket — Cricket Crick et (kr?k ?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See {Creak}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Gryllus}, and allied genera. The males make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree cricket — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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