Definitions for jerusalem cricket
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a reddish brown cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus, of arid areas in W North America, with a banded abdomen and short spiny legs.
Origin of Jerusalem cricket:
sand cricket, Jerusalem cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus(noun)
large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States
A large, flightless insect of the genus Stenopelmatus, native to the western United States and parts of Mexico not a true cricket.
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