The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cricket \Crick"et\ (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet,
criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D.
kriek a cricket. See Creak.] (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.