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ˈgræsˌhɒp ər, ˈgrɑs-grasshop·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasshopper, hoppernoun

    terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

  2. grasshoppernoun

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


  1. Grasshoppernoun

    (Mil.) An antipersonnel mine that jumps from the ground to body height when activated, and explodes, hurling metal fragments over a wide area.

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    A mixed alcoholic beverage containing cr

  3. Grasshoppernoun

    (Zool.) Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acridid


  1. grasshoppernoun

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

  2. grasshoppernoun

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

  3. grasshoppernoun

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


  1. Grasshopper

    Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is possibly the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago. Grasshoppers are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which allow them to escape from threats by leaping vigorously. As hemimetabolous insects, they do not undergo complete metamorphosis; they hatch from an egg into a nymph or "hopper" which undergoes five moults, becoming more similar to the adult insect at each developmental stage. The grasshopper hears through the tympanal organ which can be found in the first segment of the abdomen attached to the thorax; while its sense of vision is in the compound eyes, the change in light intensity is perceived in the simple eyes (ocelli). At high population densities and under certain environmental conditions, some grasshopper species can change color and behavior and form swarms. Under these circumstances, they are known as locusts. Grasshoppers are plant-eaters, with a few species at times becoming serious pests of cereals, vegetables and pasture, especially when they swarm in the millions as locusts and destroy crops over wide areas. They protect themselves from predators by camouflage; when detected, many species attempt to startle the predator with a brilliantly-coloured wing-flash while jumping and (if adult) launching themselves into the air, usually flying for only a short distance. Other species such as the rainbow grasshopper have warning coloration which deters predators. Grasshoppers are affected by parasites and various diseases, and many predatory creatures feed on both nymphs and adults. The eggs are subject to attack by parasitoids and predators. Grasshoppers have had a long relationship with humans. Swarms of locusts can have devastating effects and cause famine, having done so since Biblical times. Even in smaller numbers, the insects can be serious pests. They are used as food in countries such as Mexico and Indonesia. They feature in art, symbolism and literature. The study of grasshopper species is called acridology.


  1. grasshopper

    A grasshopper is a type of insect belonging to the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. It is known for its powerful hind legs designed for leaping and its ability to produce sound by rubbing its hind legs against its wings. Grasshoppers are primarily herbivorous and can come in a variety of sizes and colors. They are typically found in grasslands and fields. Some species can drastically increase in population and migrate long distances, causing significant damage to vegetation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grasshoppernoun

    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. Grasshoppernoun

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasshopper in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasshopper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    There are people that are scared of some foods and there are those that want an adventure, let's say you happen eat a grasshopper or worms or a cricket. You have to be open -- there are 60 million people that like this food. So maybe it is good.

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