house cricket

noun

Definition of 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 insects Brody and Tallichet rear, Acheta domesticus, or house crickets, are highly communal. Anna Kordunsky, The New Yorker, "The Case for Eating Crickets," 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, "How to Get Rid of Crickets," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of house cricket

1721, in the meaning defined above

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“House cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20cricket. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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