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1. (Science: zoology) a cricket or grasshopper. Any small eel.

The broad-nosed eel see glut.

2. Heath. As merry as a grig [etymology uncertain], a saying supposed by some to be a corruption of As merry as a Greek; by others, to be an allusion to the cricket.

Origin: cf. Sw. Krak little creature, reptile; or D. Kriek cricket, E. Cricket.