Mormon cricket

noun

: a large dark wingless migratory katydid (Anabrus simplex) that resembles a cricket and is found in the western U.S. where it is occasionally an abundant pest of crops and forage plants

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mormon cricket was in 1896

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“Mormon cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mormon%20cricket. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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