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The Definition of - grasshopper (noun)

    any of numerous herbivorous, orthopterous insects, especially of the families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, having the hind legs adapted for leaping and having chewing mouth parts, some species being highly destructive to vegetation.
    Compare locust (def 1), long-horned grasshopper.
    a small, light airplane used on low-flying missions, as for reconnaissance.
    (initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. antipersonnel mine that jumps off the ground when activated by proximate body heat and sprays shrapnel over a lethal radius of 350 feet (107 meters).
    a cocktail of light cream, green crème de menthe, and white crème de menthe or crème de cacao.

Word Example of - grasshopper

    Example Sentences for grasshopper

    I put out my hand and caught a grasshopper, or rather a sort of locust.

    "She means mackerel, you see," said Horace, with a wise look at Grasshopper.

    True, they rather order me about some, and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow.

    It was the Grasshopper, who was clad in his major's uniform.

    Grasshopper, who had only hidden behind the trees, now came out and joined the boys.

    "Your most obedient, madam," said the Grasshopper, lifting his elbow.

    In other words one kind of grasshopper hears with its stomach and the other kind listens with its leg.

    But the Grasshopper knew she had had none though he did not say so.

    They travel in open formation like an invading army, and whenever a grasshopper hops a turkey hops.

    "I believe you must be the Mr. Grasshopper I'm looking for," said the stranger.

Word Origin & History of - grasshopper

    Word Origin & History of grasshopper

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