Melanoplus

noun
Me·​lan·​o·​plus | \ mə̇ˈlanəpləs \

Definition of Melanoplus

: a large American genus containing the migratory locusts of the western U.S. and other common American grasshoppers

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History and Etymology for Melanoplus

New Latin, from melan- + -oplus (from Greek hoplon tool, implement)

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“Melanoplus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Melanoplus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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