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redlegged grasshopper

[red-leg-id, -legd] /ˈrɛdˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/
noun
1.
a migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus femur-rubrum, of the southwestern and midwestern U.S., having reddish skin on the underside of the hind legs: an agricultural pest.
Origin of redlegged grasshopper
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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