mole cricket

noun

: 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 Its presence on the mole cricket suggests that the paddles and spurs are spring-loaded. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 3 Dec. 2012 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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Word History

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mole cricket was in 1714

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“Mole cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mole%20cricket. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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