from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A division of insects nearly equivalent to the true Orthoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A group of mandibulate insects, in the system of Fabricius, composed of the genera Acrydium, Gryllus, Truxalis, Forficula, Blatta, Mantis, Acheta, and Locusta: an obsolete synonym of Orthoptera.
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