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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grasshopper  \Grass"hop`per\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  jumping,  orthopterous  insect,  of  the 
  families  {Acridid[ae]}  and  {Locustid[ae]}.  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  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grasshopper 
  n  1:  terrestrial  plant-eating  insect  with  hind  legs  adapted  for 
  leaping 
  2:  creme  de  menthe  and  cream  sometimes  with  creme  de  cacao 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grasshopper 
  belongs  to  the  class  of  neuropterous  insects  called  Gryllidae. 
  This  insect  is  not  unknown  in  Palestine. 
 
  In  Judg.  6:5;  7:12;  Job  39:30;  Jer.  46:23,  where  the 
  Authorized  Version  has  "grasshopper,"  the  Revised  Version  more 
  correctly  renders  the  Hebrew  word  ('arbeh)  by  "locust."  This  is 
  the  case  also  in  Amos  7:1;  Nah.  3:17,  where  the  Hebrew  word 
  _gob_  is  used  and  in  Lev.  11:22;  Num.  13:33;  Eccl.  12:5;  Isa. 
  40:22,  where  _hagab_  is  used  In  all  these  instances  the  proper 
  rendering  is  probably  locust"  (q.v.). 
 




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