grasshopper

noun
grass·​hop·​per | \ ˈgras-ˌhä-pər How to pronounce grasshopper (audio) \

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

Examples of grasshopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Todd Adams, an entomologist and ODA's Eastern Oregon field office and grasshopper program coordinator, said as of mid-June ODA had received 122 survey requests and sent out 31 treatment recommendations for roughly 40,000 acres . Claire Rush, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 Todd Adams, an entomologist and ODA's Eastern Oregon field office and grasshopper program coordinator, said as of mid-June ODA had received 122 survey requests and sent out 31 treatment recommendations for roughly 40,000 acres. CBS News, 27 June 2022 Todd Adams, an entomologist and ODA’s Eastern Oregon field office and grasshopper program coordinator, said as of mid-June ODA had received 122 survey requests and sent out 31 treatment recommendations for roughly 40,000 acres (16,187 hectares). The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June 2022 Klari defines herself as this little speck, this grasshopper looking for fun. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 31 Mar. 2022 Due to its bright pink colors, this grasshopper makes for easy prey. Fox News, 22 Mar. 2022 In Aesop’s fable, the grasshopper played in summer and went hungry in winter, while the ant that stored food away was comfortable. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 While out for a walk in Texas, Dirk Parker came across a bright pink grasshopper. Fox News, 22 Mar. 2022 Endangered Florida grasshopper sparrows discovered in unlikely refuge of DeLuca Preserve cattle pasture. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of grasshopper

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jul 2022

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“Grasshopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grasshopper. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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grasshopper

noun
grass·​hop·​per | \ ˈgras-ˌhä-pər How to pronounce grasshopper (audio) \

Kids Definition of grasshopper

: a common leaping insect that feeds on plants

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