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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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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.