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

Learn More About red-legged grasshopper

Time Traveler for red-legged grasshopper

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near red-legged grasshopper

red-legged frog

red-legged grasshopper

red-legged ham beetle

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for red-legged grasshopper

Cite this Entry

“Red-legged grasshopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-legged%20grasshopper. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!