Jerusalem cricket
noun Date: 1947 a large-headed burrowing nocturnal orthopteran insect (Stenopelmatus fuscus) of the southwestern United States

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  • Jerusalem cricket — Child of the earth redirects here. For other uses, see Children of the earth. Jerusalem cricket Stenopelmatus fuscus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem cricket — a large, nocturnal, wingless, long horned grasshopper, Stenopelmatus fuscus, occuring chiefly in loose soil and sand along the Pacific coast of the U.S. Also called sand cricket. [1945 50, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect also called  sand cricket   any of… …   Universalium

  • Jerusalem cricket — noun large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States • Syn: ↑sand cricket, ↑Stenopelmatus fuscus • Hypernyms: ↑long horned grasshopper, ↑tettigoniid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jerusalem cricket — noun A large, flightless insect of the genus Stenopelmatus, native to the western United States and parts of Mexico mdash; not a true cricket. Syn: potato bug …   Wiktionary

  • Jerusalem cricket — Jeru′salem crick′et n. ent a reddish brown cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus, of arid areas in W North America, with a banded abdomen and short spiny legs • Etymology: 1945–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cricket — cricket1 cricketlike, adj. /krik it/, n. 1. any of several jumping, orthopterous insects of the family Gryllidae, characterized by long antennae and stridulating organs on the forewings of the male, as one of the species commonly found in… …   Universalium

  • Cricket (insect) — Crickets redirects here. For the Buddy Holly band, see The Crickets. Cricket Common black cricket (Gryllus assimilis) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sand cricket. — See Jerusalem cricket. [1880 85; Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand cricket — noun large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States • Syn: ↑Jerusalem cricket, ↑Stenopelmatus fuscus • Hypernyms: ↑long horned grasshopper, ↑tettigoniid • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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