Translation of locust in Spanish:

locust

Pronunciation: /ˈləʊkəst/

n

  • 1 [Zoology/Zoología] langosta (f), chapulín (m) (Mexico/México)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2locust (tree) (false acacia) acacia (f) blanca (carob) algarrobo (m)

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