house cricket


noun

a dark brown cricket, Acheta domesticus, having a light-colored head with dark crossbands, commonly occurring throughout North America and Europe, where it may be an indoor pest.

Nearby words

  1. house arrest,
  2. house brand,
  3. house call,
  4. house church,
  5. house counsel,
  6. house crow,
  7. house detective,
  8. house dick,
  9. house factor,
  10. house finch

Origin of house cricket

First recorded in 1765–75

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