mole cricket

noun

Definition of mole cricket

: any of a family (Gryllotalpidae) of widely distributed orthopteran insects that have broad front legs adapted for digging in moist soil and that feed largely on the roots of plants

Examples of mole cricket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grubs and mole crickets are affecting many lawns; if present treat with a grub control. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of mole cricket

1714, in the meaning defined above

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“Mole cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mole%20cricket. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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