Jerusalem cricket


: a large-headed burrowing nocturnal orthopteran insect (Stenopelmatus fuscus) of the southwestern U.S.

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jerusalem cricket was in 1947

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“Jerusalem cricket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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