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 (LinnaeusSystema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 427; from ancient Greek ἀκρίδ-, ἀκρίς locust) + -id, after scientific Latin Acridiidae, family name.