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wart-biter

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Definition of wart-biter in English:

noun

A large mottled green or brown bush cricket that inhabits coarse grassland in Europe.
  • Decticus verrucivorous, family Tettigoniidae

Origin

mid 19th century: so named from the reputed former use in Sweden of such crickets to bite off warts.

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