Definition of Acrididae
: a family of orthopterous insects that includes the true locusts and the grasshoppers with short antennae
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Origin and Etymology of acrididae
borrowed from New Latin, from Acrida, type genus (feminine noun derivative of Greek akrid-, akrís “grasshopper,” perhaps of substratal origin) + -idae -idae
First Known Use: 1854
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