plural noun

: 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


New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of saltatorius

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“Saltatoria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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