Mormon cricket

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Definition of Mormon cricket

: 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

First Known Use of Mormon cricket

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Mormon cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mormon%20cricket. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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