Locust tree

Definition of Locust tree

Lo´cust tree`
n.1.(Bot.) A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (Robinia Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia.
Honey locust tree
(Bot.) a tree of the genus Gleditschia ) Gleditschia triacanthus), having pinnate leaves and strong branching thorns; - so called from a sweet pulp found between the seeds in the pods. Called also simply honey locust.
Water locust tree
(Bot.) a small swamp tree (Gleditschia monosperma), of the Southern United States.

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black locust, clammy locust, courbaril, Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, Gleditsia aquatica, Gleditsia triacanthos, honey locust, Hymenaea courbaril, legume family, Leguminosae, locust, pea family, Robinia pseudoacacia, Robinia viscosa, swamp locust, tree, water locust, yellow locust
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