bush cricket

noun

Definition of bush cricket

chiefly British
: long-horned grasshopper It was a dark bush cricket, that bumbling long-legged relative of the grasshoppers, whose soft chirrup is now the soundtrack to East Anglia's late-summer evenings. — Mark Cocker, Guardian (London), 20 Aug. 2012

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Bush cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bush%20cricket. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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