Saltatoria

plural noun

Sal·​ta·​to·​ria
ˌsaltəˈtōrēə,
ˌsȯl-
: a suborder of Orthoptera that is often considered a separate order, comprises insects with the hind legs usually adapted for leaping, and includes the grasshoppers, crickets, and related forms compare cursoria

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of saltatorius

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“Saltatoria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saltatoria. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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