house cricket
noun Date: 1774 a widely distributed cricket (Acheta domesticus) usually living in or about dwellings

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  • House cricket — Taxobox name = House cricket image width = 260px image caption = Male Acheta domesticus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Orthoptera familia = Gryllidae subfamilia = Gryllinae genus = Acheta species = A. domesticus… …   Wikipedia

  • house cricket — house′ crick et n. ent a common dark brown cricket, Acheta domesticus, that is sometimes an indoor pest • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • house cricket — a dark brown cricket, Acheta domesticus, having a light colored head with dark crossbands, commonly occurring throughout North America and Europe, where it may be an indoor pest. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • house cricket — noun a cricket of the species Acheta domestica …   Wiktionary

  • house cricket — noun a cricket with a birdlike warble, native to North Africa and SW Asia and found in warm buildings elsewhere. [Acheta domesticus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • house cricket — noun : any of various crickets living in or about dwellings; especially : a widely distributed American cricket (Acheta domesticus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • European house cricket — noun lives in human dwellings; naturalized in parts of America • Syn: ↑Acheta domestica • Hypernyms: ↑cricket • Member Holonyms: ↑Acheta, ↑genus Acheta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cricket paralysis virus — (CrPV) was initially discovered in Australian field crickets (Teleogryllus commodus and T. oceanicus) by Carl Reinganum and his colleagues at the Victorian Plant Research Institute (Burnley, Melbourne, Australia). The paralytic disease spread… …   Wikipedia

  • House — (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard}, {Husband},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • House ant — House House (hous), n.; pl. {Houses}. [OE. hous, hus, AS. h?s; akin to OS. & OFries. h?s, D. huis, OHG. h?s, G. haus, Icel. h?s, Sw. hus, Dan. huus, Goth. gudh?s, house of God, temple; and prob. to E. hide to conceal. See {Hide}, and cf. {Hoard} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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