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. ==Characteristics== Grasshoppers have antennae that are generally sh...
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Grasshopper

• (n.) 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 f...
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grasshopper

1. <zoology> 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 (Calop...
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grasshopper

hopper noun terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
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Grasshopper

[car] The Grasshopper is a children`s Lotus Seven type car. It is a smaller version of the Locust Seven kit car. It is built using the same methods as the full size version with the body tub built from plywood or MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard). The car is available fully built or can be home built using a set of full size plans and instruc...
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Grasshopper

[chess piece] The grasshopper is a fairy chess piece that moves along ranks, files, and diagonals (as an ordinary queen) but only by hopping over another piece at any distance to the square immediately closest. If there is no piece to hop over, it cannot move. If the square beyond a piece is occupied by a piece of the opposite color, the gr...
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Grasshopper

[cocktail] A grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink is derived from its green color, which is provided by the crème de menthe. The drink reputedly originated at Tujague`s, a landmark bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, and gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the...
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Grasshopper

[company] Grasshopper (Phone System) is a business that sells call forwarding and answering services to small businesses. Headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, Grasshopper was started by Siamak Taghaddos and David Hauser in 2003. Grasshopper uses `Gary`, a grasshopper cartoon, as a logo and mascot. Grasshopper is a private company owned ...
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Grasshopper

[robot weather station] The Grasshopper was a project by the United States Air Force and US Navy to develop portable robot weather station deployed by parachute from long range aircraft in the early 1950s. The Grasshopper was designed to be deployed by parachute into enemy territory and radio back basic weather information for air strikes. ...
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Grasshopper

[rocket] Grasshopper and the Falcon 9 Reusable Development Vehicles (F9R Dev) are experimental technology-demonstrator, suborbital reusable rockets that make vertical takeoffs and vertical landings. Two prototypes have been built to date, and both are ground-launched test vehicles for the broader SpaceX reusable launch system development pr...
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Grasshopper

[software] Grasshopper is a framework to allow the use of VisualBasic and C Sharp (programming language) applications on a Java Application Server. It is produced by Mainsoft. ...
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Grasshopper

Grass'hop`per noun 1. (Zoology) Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididæ and Locustidæ . The species and genera are very numerous. The former family includes the Western grasshopper or locust ( Caloptenus spretus ), noted for the great extent of it...
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Grasshopper

A sweet after-dinner cocktail made with cream, Creme de Menthe, and white Creme de Cacao.
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Grasshopper

An effective ball, particularly on light pocket hits.
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grasshopper

any of a group of jumping insects (order Orthoptera) that are found in a variety of habitats. Grasshoppers occur in greatest numbers in lowland ... [5 related articles]
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grasshopper

Any of several insects with strongly developed hind legs, enabling them to leap into the air. The hind leg in the male usually has a row of protruding joints that produce the characteristic chirping sound when rubbed against the hard wing veins. Locusts, crickets, and katydids are related to grasshoppers. (Families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, orde...
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Grasshopper

Grasshopper is London Cockney rhyming slang for copper (policeman).
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grasshopper

grasshopper, name applied to almost 9,000 different species of singing, jumping insects in two families of the order Orthoptera. Grasshoppers are long, slender, winged insects with powerful hind legs and strong mandibles, or mouthparts, adapted for chewing. They range from 1/2 to 4 in. (1–10 c...
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Grasshopper

HMS Grasshopper was a British River Gunboat of 585 tons displacement launched in 1939 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Grasshopper was powered by Parsons geared turbines providing a top speed of 17 knots. She carried a complement of 74 and was armed with two 4-inch anti-aircraft guns; one 3.7 inch howitzer and eight machine-guns.
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Grasshopper

The grasshopper or cricket are various leaping insects of the genus Gryllus or Acheta, of the order Orthoptera nearly akin to the locusts. They are characterized by long and slender legs, the thighs of the hind legs are large and adapted for leaping; by large and delicate wings and by the wing covers extending far beyond the extremity of the abdome...
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grasshopper

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