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Pronunciation:  'gras`hâpur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
  2. [n]  a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)

GRASSHOPPER is a 11 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: hopper
 See Also: acridid, cocktail, creme de menthe, long-horned grasshopper, orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect, short-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grass"hop`per\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the
   families {Acridid[ae]} and {Locustid[ae]}. The species and
   genera are very numerous. The former family includes the
   Western grasshopper or locust ({Caloptenus spretus}),
   noted for the great extent of its ravages in the region
   beyond the Mississippi. In the Eastern United States the
   red-legged ({Caloptenus femurrubrum} and {C. atlanis}) are
   closely related species, but their ravages are less
   important. They are closely related to the migratory
   locusts of the Old World. See {Locust}.

Note: The meadow or green grasshoppers belong to the
      {Locustid[ae]}. They have long antenn[ae], large
      ovipositors, and stridulating organs at the base of the
      wings in the male. The European great green grasshopper
      ({Locusta viridissima}) belongs to this family. The
      common American green species mostly belong to
      {Xiphidium}, {Orchelimum}, and {Conocephalus}.

2. In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the
   escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out
   and replaced with the key; -- called also the {hopper.}

{Grasshopper engine}, a steam engine having a working beam
   with its fulcrum at one end, the steam cylinder at the
   other end, and the connecting rod at an intermediate

{Grasshopper lobster} (Zo["o]l.) a young lobster. [Local, U.

{Grasshopper warbler} (Zo["o]l.), cricket bird.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a grasshopper in your dream, foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business, or illness. To draw other people's attention to a grasshopper means your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.
Easton Bible Dictionary

belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae. This insect is not unknown in Palestine.

In Judg. 6:5; 7:12; Job 39:30; Jer. 46:23, where the Authorized Version has "grasshopper," the Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word ('arbeh) by "locust." This is the case also in Amos 7:1; Nah. 3:17, where the Hebrew word _gob_ is used; and in Lev. 11:22; Num. 13:33; Eccl. 12:5; Isa. 40:22, where _hagab_ is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably "locust" (q.v.).

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