grasshopper

noun grass·hop·per \ ˈgras-ˌhä-pər \

Definition of grasshopper

1 :any of numerous plant-eating orthopterous insects (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae, and some related families) having the hind legs adapted for leaping and sometimes engaging in migratory flights in which whole regions may be stripped of vegetation
2 :a cocktail made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and light cream

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First Known Use of grasshopper

14th century



GRASSHOPPER Defined for English Language Learners

grasshopper

noun

Definition of grasshopper for English Language Learners

  • : a plant-eating insect that has long legs used for jumping


GRASSHOPPER Defined for Kids

grasshopper

noun grass·hop·per \ ˈgras-ˌhä-pər \

Definition of grasshopper for Students

:a common leaping insect that feeds on plants


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