house cricket

noun

Definition of house cricket

: a widely distributed cricket (Acheta domesticus) usually living in or about dwellings

First Known Use of house cricket

1721, in the meaning defined above

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“House cricket.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20cricket. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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