short-horned grasshopper
noun Date: circa 1890 any of a family (Acrididae) of grasshoppers with short antennae

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  • grasshopper — /gras hop euhr, grahs /, n. 1. any of numerous herbivorous, orthopterous insects, esp. of the families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, having the hind legs adapted for leaping and having chewing mouth parts, some species being highly destructive to… …   Universalium

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  • grasshopper — (Roget s IV) n. Insects commonly called grasshoppers include: katydid, locust, cricket, green grasshopper, short horned grasshopper, long horned grasshopper, red legged grasshopper, Rocky Mountain grasshopper, Mormon cricket, hateful grasshopper; …   English dictionary for students

  • Horned lizard — Taxobox name = Horned Lizards image caption = Short horned Lizard regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata familia = Phrynosomatidae genus = Phrynosoma genus authority = Wiegmann, 1828 subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

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