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An orthopteran insect of the family Acrididae, which includes locusts and typical (short-horned) grasshoppers.
Designating orthopteran insects of the family Acrididae; of or relating to these insects.
Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Acrida, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Acridiidae, family name.
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