short-horned grasshopper

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short-horned grasshopper

Any of various grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae, and including most swarming locusts.


(ˈloʊ kəst)

1. Also called short-horned grasshopper. any of several grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae and commonly migrating in swarms that strip the vegetation from large areas.
2. any of various cicadas, as the seventeen-year locust.
3. any North American tree of the genus Robinia, of the legume family, esp. R. pseudoacacia, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.
4. the durable wood of this tree.
5. any of various other trees, as the carob and the honey locust.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin locusta grasshopper]
lo′cust•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.short-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennaeshort-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennae  
grasshopper, hopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
Acrididae, family Acrididae, family Locustidae, Locustidae - short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts
locust - migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae
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A key and a checklist of the genera of short-horned grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) of Kerala.
Isely (1938) determined that the short-horned grasshoppers (Acrididae), including M.