noun Ach·e·ta \ˈa-kə-tə\

Definition of Acheta

  1. :  a genus of crickets including the common American house crickets and field crickets

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Origin and Etymology of acheta

New Latin, from Latin, male cicada, from Greek (Doric dialect) acheta, achetas (Greek ēcheta, ēchetēs), literally, chirping one, from acheta, achetas, adjective, shrill, chirping, from (Doric dialect) achein to sound, ring (Greek ēchein) — more at echo

First Known Use: circa 1771

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a brief usually trivial fact

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