Definition of Locust

1. Noun. Migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae.




2. Noun. Hardwood from any of various locust trees.
Substance meronyms: Locust Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

3. Noun. Any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae.

Definition of Locust

1. n. Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididæ, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, or 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.

Definition of Locust

1. Noun. A type of grasshopper in the family Acrididae that flies in swarms and is very destructive to crops and other vegetation. ¹

2. Noun. A locust tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Locust

1. a migratory grasshopper [n -S]

Medical Definition of Locust

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; especially, (Edipoda, or 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. These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the south of Asia as to devour every green thing; and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the United States the harvest flies are improperly called locusts. See Cicada. Locust beetle, an African bird; the beefeater. 2. [Etymol. Uncertain. The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases). Locust bean, a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree. Origin: L. Locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Locust

locum tenentes
locums
locus
locus ceruleus
locus cinereus
locus coeruleus
locus control region
locus ferrugineus
locus minoris resistentiae
locus niger
locus of control
locus of infection
locus perforatus anticus
locus perforatus posticus
locust (current term)
locust bean
locust bean gum
locust beans
locust borer
locust borers
locust gum
locust pod
locust trees
locusta
locustae
locustal
locusted
locustella

Literary usage of Locust

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1. Report by Oklahoma Adjutant-general's office (1859)
"One of the principal thoroughfares leading east from the city of Utica, was formerly planted on its south side for some distance with locust-trees. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"locust—contd. Knick. Mag., xlv. 316 (March). 1862 Springtime was tripping o'er the hills, 1842 It seems a long time to wait till our locusts and horse- ..."

3. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1877)
"Packard, jr 811-816 Little red mite 600 Little Thompson River 437 locust, A. 8. Packard's, jr., report on injurious insect» and the Kocky Mountain 590-810 ..."

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