Definitions for Grasshopperˈgræsˌhɒp ər, ˈgrɑs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasshopper, hopper(noun)

    terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

  2. grasshopper(noun)

    a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)


  1. grasshopper(Noun)

    A herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera noted for its ability to jump long distances.

  2. grasshopper(Noun)

    A cocktail made with cru00E8me de menthe and optionally with creme de cacao.

  3. grasshopper(Noun)

    a young student in initial stages of training who has been chosen on account of their obvious talent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grasshopper(noun)

    any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididae and Locustidae. 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

  2. Grasshopper(noun)

    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


  1. Grasshopper

    The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as the short-horned grasshopper. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.


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