rocky mountain grass hopper

Rocky Mountain locust

noun
a migratory locust, Melanoplus spretus, that occurs in North America, especially the Great Plains, where swarms cause great damage to crops and other vegetation.
Also called Rocky Mountain grasshopper.


Origin:
1875–80, Americanism

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