Meaning of short-horned grasshopper in English:

short-horned grasshopper

noun

  • Any of numerous grasshoppers and locusts comprising the family Acrididae, which have relatively short, thickened antennae in comparison to the bush crickets or ‘long-horned grasshoppers’ (family Tettigoniidae).

    Acrididae includes all grasshopper species, which are plant eaters and have (in the male) the ability to stridulate by rubbing a hind leg against the adjacent forewing.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist.