Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of wart-biter in English:
A large mottled green or brown bush cricket that inhabits coarse grassland in Europe.
- Decticus verrucivorous, family Tettigoniidae
Mid 19th century: so named from the reputed former use in Sweden of such crickets to bite off warts.
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