house cricket


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

Examples of house cricket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pinky-sized camel cricket dwarfs the common house cricket, which is noisy and black. Madeline Bodin, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2014 The insects Brody and Tallichet rear, Acheta domesticus, or house crickets, are highly communal. Anna Kordunsky, The New Yorker, 28 May 2020 The main types of crickets include field crickets, which tend to sport darker coloring and a glossier body, and house crickets, which are lighter in color and usually have dark stripes or bands across the backs of their heads. Natalie Schumann, Country Living, 25 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house cricket was in 1721

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“House cricket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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