Definition of acridid in English:

acridid

(also acridiid)

noun

Biology
  • An orthopteran insect of the family Acrididae, which includes locusts and typical (short-horned) grasshoppers.

adjective

Biology
  • Designating orthopteran insects of the family Acrididae; of or relating to these insects.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Acrida, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Acridiidae, family name.

Pronunciation:

acridid

/ˈakrɪdɪd/