from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of insects including the common crickets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of crickets, as G. abreviatus, giving name to the family Gryllidæ: same as Acheta. See cut under Gryllidæ.
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One of this family, ‘M. turbiniforme’, is so colored as to blend in well with the hue of the soil and stones around it; and a ‘gryllus’ of the same color feeds on it.
Not that this is a locust, only a _gryllus_, happily for us. '
Amid their numerous and varied calls could be distinguished the "ll-l-luk" of the tree-toad (_Hyla versicolor_); and from the aquatic plants, that lined the spring close by, came the merry chirrup of the _Hylodes gryllus_, or "Savanna cricket."
Lipas, the cockroach (blatta); chingkarek, the cricket (gryllus);
Dear Sir, -- While many other insects must be sought after in fields, and woods, and waters, the _gryllus domesticus_, or house-cricket, resides altogether within our dwellings, intruding itself upon our notice whether we will or no.
This spot abounds with the _gryllus campestris_, or field-cricket; which, though frequent in these parts, is by no means a common insect in many other counties.
Thus, while the field-cricket delights in sunny dry banks, and the house-cricket rejoices amidst the glowing heat of the kitchen hearth or oven, the _gryllus gryllo talpa_ (the mole - cricket), haunts moist meadows, and frequents the sides of ponds and banks of streams, performing all its functions in a swampy wet soil.