Locust

Definition of Locust

Lo´cust
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididæ, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda migratoria, syn. Pachytylus migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.
Locust beetle
(Zool.) a longicorn beetle (Cyllene robiniæ), which, in the larval state, bores holes in the wood of the locust tree. Its color is brownish black, barred with yellow. Called also locust borer.
Locust bird
(Zool.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of India. See Pastor.
Locust hunter
(Zool.) an African bird; the beefeater.
2.(Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).
Locust bean
(Bot.) a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree.

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