: a genus (the type of the family Gryllotalpidae) of large burrowing insects comprising the mole crickets that are related to the true crickets but have the forelimbs modified for digging

Word History


New Latin, from gryllo- (from Latin gryllus cricket) + Latin talpa mole

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“Gryllotalpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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