Definition of grasshopper in English:


Line breaks: grass|hop¦per
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɑːshɒpə


A plant-eating insect with long hind legs which are used for jumping and for producing a chirping sound, frequenting grassy places and low vegetation.
  • Family Acrididae, order Orthoptera: many genera
More example sentences
  • A woodchat's prey is mainly insects, beetles, damsel flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, wasps and bees.
  • Aphids, grasshoppers, and gall wasps appear in the Cretaceous, as well as termites and ants in the later part of this period.
  • Even wild insects such as roasted grasshoppers, flying termites, and caterpillar skins are enjoyed as snacks.

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