acridid

[ak-ri-did]
noun
locust ( def 1 ).

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Acrididae. equivalent to Acrid(a) a genus of grasshoppers (< Greek akríd-, stem of akrís grasshopper + Latin -a -a2) + -idae -id2

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acridid

noun
grasshopper with short antennae [syn: short-horned grasshopper
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Responses of acridid populations to range land practices and range sites.
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