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Jerusalem cricket

noun
  1. a large, nocturnal, wingless, long-horned grasshopper, Stenopelmatus fuscus, occuring chiefly in loose soil and sand along the Pacific coast of the U.S.
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Origin of Jerusalem cricket

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50
Also called sand cricket.
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