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locust

LO'CUST, n. [L. locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the S. of Asia as to devour every green thing, and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud.

LO'CUST, n. A name of several plants and trees; as a species of Melianthus, and of Ceratonia.




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LO'CUST, n. [L. locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the S. of Asia as to devour every green thing, and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud.

LO'CUST, n. A name of several plants and trees; as a species of Melianthus, and of Ceratonia.


LO'CUST, n.

A popular name of several plants and trees; as, a species of Melianthus, of Ceratonia, of Robinia, &c.


LO'CUST, n. [L. locusta.]

Various insects of several genera. Some of 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 America, there are several species of the genus Cicada.


Lo"cust
  1. 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.

    * 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 (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of India. See Pastor. -- Locust hunter (Zoöl.), an African bird; the beefeater.

  2. 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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Locust

LO'CUST, noun [Latin locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the S. of Asia as to devour every green thing, and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud.

LO'CUST, noun A name of several plants and trees; as a species of Melianthus, and of Ceratonia.

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