1. Any of numerous orthopteran insects, chiefly of the suborder Caelifera, characteristically having long, powerful hind legs adapted for jumping.
2. A light, usually unarmed airplane used for liaison and scouting.
3. A cocktail consisting of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream.
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