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Grasshopper

Grass´hop`per
n.1.(Zool.) Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididæ and Locustidæ, having large hind legs adapted for leaping, and chewing mouth parts. The species and genera are very numerous and some are very destructive to crops. 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.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.
3.(Mil.) An antipersonnel mine that jumps from the ground to body height when activated, and explodes, hurling metal fragments over a wide area.
4.A mixed alcoholic beverage containing crème de menthe, light cream, and sometimes crème de cacao. The name comes from its light green color.
Grasshopper engine
a steam engine having a working beam with its fulcrum at one end, the steam cylinder at the other end, and the connecting rod at an intermediate point.
Grasshopper lobster
(Zool.) a young lobster.
Grasshopper warbler
(Zool.) cricket bird.
Noun1.grasshopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
Synonyms: hopper
2.grasshopper - a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)
To see a grasshopper in your dream, foretells of enemies that will threaten your interest, disappointments in business, or illness. To draw other people's attention to a grasshopper, signifies your indiscretion in dispatching your private business.broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, cicada, cicala, cricket, dog-day cicada, feckless, flea, frog, gazelle, goat, happy-go-lucky, heedless, high jumper, hopper, hoppergrass, hurdle racer, hurdler, improvident, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, leaper, locust, negligent, pole vaulter, salmon, shiftless, stag, sunfisher, thoughtless, thriftless, timber topper, uneconomical, unproviding, unthrifty, vaulter
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