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locust

Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəst/

Translation of locust in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Zoology/Zoología] langosta (feminine), chapulín (masculine) (Mexico/México)
    Example sentences
    • Vast swarms of locusts have swept over South Sulawesi in the past few days, destroying rice and secondary crops.
    • Swarms of locusts damaged crops and pastures across the state during the autumn.
    • Insects such as the red locust, crickets, grasshoppers, and flying ants are collected in season and either fried with salt to make popular snacks or dried for later use.
    Example sentences
    • We get confused because both cicadas and locust emerge periodically.
    • These are known as periodical cicadas but are also commonly called 17-year cicadas, 13-year cicadas, or locusts.

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