plural noun
Acrid·​i·​dae | \ ə-ˈkri-də-ˌdē \

Definition of Acrididae

: a family of orthopterous insects that includes the true locusts and the grasshoppers with short antennae

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First Known Use of Acrididae

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acrididae

borrowed from New Latin, from Acrida, type genus (feminine noun derivative of Greek akrid-, akrís “grasshopper,” perhaps of substratal origin) + -idae -idae

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“Acrididae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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