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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A common, widely distributed cricket (Acheta domesticus) that often enters human dwellings in cold weather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cricket of the species Acheta domestica.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a European cricket (Gryllus domesticus), which frequently lives in houses, between the bricks of chimneys and fireplaces. It is noted for the loud chirping or stridulation of the males.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common cricket, Acheta domestica. See cut under cricket.

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