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locust US English

A large and 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 that cause extensive damage to crops

black locust US English

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

honey locust US English

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

locust years US English

Years of hardship or poverty

seventeen-year locust US English

The nymph of the northern species of the periodical cicada

locust bean in locust US 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 US English

Any of a number of pod-bearing trees of the pea family, in particular the carob tree and the black locust

seventeen-year locust in locust US English

The periodical cicada

migratory locust in locust US English

A large and 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 that cause extensive damage to crops

seventeen-year locust in periodical cicada US English

An American cicada whose nymphs emerge from the soil in large numbers periodically. The mature nymphs of the northern species (seventeen-year locust) emerge every seventeen years; those of the southern species emerge every thirteen years. A cicada brood can be so abundant that the shrill sound emitted by the males can damage the human ear