noun Gryl·lo·tal·pa \-ləˈtalpə\

Definition of Gryllotalpa

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of gryllotalpa

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

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