grasshopper


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grass·hop·per

 (grăs′hŏp′ər)
n.
1. Any of numerous orthopteran insects, chiefly of the suborder Caelifera, characteristically having long, powerful hind legs adapted for jumping.
2. A light, usually unarmed airplane used for liaison and scouting.
3. A cocktail consisting of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream.

grasshopper

(ˈɡrɑːsˌhɒpə)
n
1. (Animals) any orthopterous insect of the families Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers) and Tettigoniidae (long-horned grasshoppers), typically terrestrial, feeding on plants, and producing a ticking sound by rubbing the hind legs against the leathery forewings. See also locust1, katydid
2. knee-high to a grasshopper informal very young or very small
3. (Cookery) an iced cocktail of equal parts of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream
4. (modifier) unable to concentrate on any one subject for long: a grasshopper mind.

grass•hop•per

(ˈgræsˌhɒp ər, ˈgrɑs-)

n.
1. any of numerous plant-eating orthopterous insects of the families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, having enlarged upper hind legs adapted for leaping.
2. a cocktail of light cream, crème de menthe, and crème de cacao.

grass·hop·per

(grăs′hŏp′ər)
Any of numerous large insects typically having two pairs of wings and long hind legs for jumping. Grasshoppers feed on plants and can be very destructive to plants. They are closely related to cockroaches, crickets, and praying mantises.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grasshopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leapinggrasshopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
acridid, short-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennae
long-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid - grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
2.grasshopper - a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)
creme de menthe - sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
cocktail - a short mixed drink
Translations
kobylkakobylka luční
græshoppe
heinäsirkka
skakavac
szöcske
engispretta
イナゴ
메뚜기
lúčny koník
kobilica
gräshoppa
ตั๊กแตน
châu chấu

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːsˌhɒpəʳ] Nsaltamontes m inv, chapulín m (Mex, CAm)

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːshɒpər] nsauterelle f

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːsˌhɒpəʳ] ncavalletta

grass

(graːs) noun
1. the green plant which covers fields, garden lawns etc.
2. any species of grass, including also corn and bamboo. He studies grasses.
3. (slang) marijuana.
ˈgrassy adjective
a grassy bank/slope.
ˈgrasshopper noun
a type of insect which jumps and which makes a noise by rubbing its wings.
ˈgrassland noun
land covered with grass, used as pasture for animals.

grasshopper

جُنْدُب kobylka luční græshoppe Heuschrecke ακρίδα grillo, saltamontes heinäsirkka sauterelle skakavac cavalletta イナゴ 메뚜기 sprinkhaan gresshoppe konik polny gafanhoto кузнечик gräshoppa ตั๊กแตน çekirge châu chấu 蚱蜢
References in classic literature ?
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content.
A Flea, a Grasshopper, and a Leap-frog once wanted to see which could jump highest; and they invited the whole world, and everybody else besides who chose to come to see the festival.
The five minutes had nearly elapsed and the scorpion and the grasshopper were scratching at my brain.
It was composed of numberless legions of that species of grasshopper called crickets.
Evidently the friend remarks that a last year's grasshopper leg is a very noble acquisition, and inquires where he got it.
Naught he found too lofty, none he saw too low-- Parbati beside him watched them come and go; Thought to cheat her husband, turning Shiv to jest-- Stole the little grasshopper and hid it in her breast.
AND instead of a nice dish of minnows--they had a roasted grasshopper with lady-bird sauce; which frogs consider a beautiful treat; but I think it must have been nasty!
For upon the edge of the table rested a pretty grasshopper, that seemed to have been formed from a single emerald.
Now, I had made no attempt to walk, since my first signal failure, except while tightly grasping Tars Tarkas' arm, and so now I went skipping and flitting about among the desks and chairs like some monstrous grasshopper.
The most remarkable instance I have known of an insect being caught far from the land, was that of a large grasshopper (Acrydium), which flew on board, when the Beagle was to windward of the Cape de Verd Islands, and when the nearest point of land, not directly opposed to the trade-wind, was Cape Blanco on the coast of Africa, 370 miles distant.
Thus passes the Abyssinian winter, a dreadful season, in which the whole kingdom languishes with numberless diseases, an affliction which, however grievous, is yet equalled by the clouds of grasshoppers, which fly in such numbers from the desert, that the sun is hid and the sky darkened; whenever this plague appears, nothing is seen through the whole region but the most ghastly consternation, or heard but the most piercing lamentations, for wherever they fall, that unhappy place is laid waste and ruined; they leave not one blade of grass, nor any hopes of a harvest.
You have heard grasshoppers whirring in the grass in the summer time?