Gryl·​lo·​tal·​pa | \ -ləˈtalpə \

Definition of Gryllotalpa

: 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

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History and Etymology for Gryllotalpa

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

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“Gryllotalpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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