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locust British & World English

A large, mainly tropical grasshopper with strong powers of flight. It is usually solitary, but from time to time there is a population explosion and it migrates in vast swarms which cause extensive damage to vegetation

black locust British & World English

A North American tree with compound leaves and dense, hanging clusters of fragrant white flowers, widely grown as an ornamental

honey locust British & World English

A spiny tree of the pea family, grown as an ornamental for its fern-like foliage

locust years British & World English

Years of hardship or poverty

locust bean in locust British & World English

The large edible pod of some plants of the pea family, in particular the carob bean, which is said to resemble a locust

locust tree in locust British & World English

A carob tree, false acacia, or similar pod-bearing tree of the pea family

migratory locust in locust British & World English

A large, mainly tropical grasshopper with strong powers of flight. It is usually solitary, but from time to time there is a population explosion and it migrates in vast swarms which cause extensive damage to vegetation