red-legged grasshopper

noun

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

called also red-legged locust

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red-legged grasshopper was in 1867

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“Red-legged grasshopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-legged%20grasshopper. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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