Definition of honey locust in English:

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honey locust


A tree of the pea family with long branched thorns, although a thornless variety has been cultivated and is typically grown as an ornamental for its fernlike foliage.
Example sentences
  • American elm, honey locust, and box elder line the small creek, whose waters ultimately flow into the Iowa River.
  • When you're here, head straight to the honey locust tree, which stood right next to our 16th president on that cold, fateful day in November 1863.
  • These extinct American herbivores once dispersed the seeds of such big-fruited plants as honey locust, Kentucky coffee tree, and Osage orange, all of which produce fruits that no native animal today regards as food.

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Syllabification: hon·ey lo·cust

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