from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Achetidæ: equivalent to Gryllus (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of Orthopteran insects consisting of common house and field crickets.

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  • noun common house and field crickets


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  • -- Des circonstances singulieres l'engagèrent à épouser un nègre qui lui acheta sa liberté, et qui la tira des mains d'un blanc, maître barbare et libi-dineux, qui avoit tout employé pour la desuire.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916


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