Definition of Acheta
: 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)
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
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