field cricket

noun

Definition of field cricket

: any of several crickets of Gryllus and related genera especially : a common American cricket (Acheta assimilis) sometimes destructive to crops

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First Known Use of field cricket

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field cricket was in 1600

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“Field cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20cricket. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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