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Jerusalem cricket

noun
a large, nocturnal, wingless, long-horned grasshopper, Stenopelmatus fuscus, occuring chiefly in loose soil and sand along the Pacific coast of the U.S.
Also called sand cricket.


Origin:
1945–50, Americanism

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jerusalem cricket

noun
large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States [syn: sand cricket
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