changa

noun
chan·ga | \ˈchaŋgə, -äŋ-\
plural -s

Definition of changa 

: a large brown mole cricket (Scapteriscus vicinus) native to South America but now widely distributed in the West Indies and southeastern U.S. where it is a destructive pest of many cultivated crops, feeding on crowns and stems and damaging roots by its burrowing

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for changa

American Spanish

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about changa

Dictionary Entries near changa

Chanel

chanfron

Chang

changa

Changchun

Changde

change

Statistics for changa

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on changa

Spanish Central: Translation of changa

Comments on changa

What made you want to look up changa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!