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grasshopper

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noun grass·hop·per \ˈgras-ˌhä-pər\

Simple Definition of grasshopper

  • : a plant-eating insect that has long legs used for jumping

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grasshopper

  1. 1 :  any of numerous plant-eating orthopterous insects (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae, and some related families) having the hind legs adapted for leaping and sometimes engaging in migratory flights in which whole regions may be stripped of vegetation

  2. 2 :  a cocktail made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and light cream

14th Century

First Known Use of grasshopper

14th century



GRASSHOPPER Defined for Kids

grasshopper

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noun grass·hop·per \ˈgras-ˌhä-pər\

Definition of grasshopper for Students

  1. :  a common leaping insect that feeds on plants




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