red-legged grasshopper

noun

Definition of red-legged grasshopper

: a widely distributed and sometimes highly destructive small North American grasshopper (Melanoplus femur-rubrum) with red hind legs

called also red-legged locust

First Known Use of red-legged grasshopper

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Red-legged grasshopper.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-legged%20grasshopper. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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