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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crick·et n.  Zool. An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
 Note:The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger, Gryllus neglectus, and others.
 Balm cricket. See under Balm.
 Cricket bird, a small European bird (Silvia locustella); -- called also grasshopper warbler.
 Cricket frog, a small American tree frog (Acris gryllus); -- so called from its chirping.