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Definition of Honey locust
honey locustLocust tree Lo"cust tree` [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.)
A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (R.
Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white,
fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an
ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia.
Note: The name is also applied to other trees of different
genera, especially to those of the genus Hymen[ae]a,
of which H. Courbaril is a lofty, spreading tree of
South America; also to the carob tree (Ceratonia
siliqua), a tree growing in the Mediterranean region.
Honey locust tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Gleditschia
) G. 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
Water locust tree (Bot.), a small swamp tree (Gleditschia
monosperma), of the Southern United States. Honey locustHoney Hon"ey, n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS.
honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw.
h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ? dust, Skr. kaa grain.]
1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from
flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the
2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
The honey of his language. --Shak.
3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. --Chaucer.
Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus. --Shak.
Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of
compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or
honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.
Honey ant (Zo["o]l.), a small ant (Myrmecocystus
melliger), found in the Southwestern United States, and
in Mexico, living in subterranean formicares. There are
larger and smaller ordinary workers, and others, which
serve as receptacles or cells for the storage of honey,
their abdomens becoming distended to the size of a
currant. These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the
honey and feed the rest.
Honey badger (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.
Honey bear. (Zo["o]l.) See Kinkajou.
Honey buzzard (Zo["o]l.), a bird related to the kites, of
the genus Pernis. The European species is P. apivorus;
the Indian or crested honey buzzard is P. ptilorhyncha.
They feed upon honey and the larv[ae] of bees. Called also
bee hawk, bee kite.
Honey creeper (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small,
bright, colored, passerine birds of the family
C[oe]rebid[ae], abundant in Central and South America.
Honey easter (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small
passerine birds of the family Meliphagid[ae], abundant
in Australia and Oceania; -- called also honeysucker.
Honey flower (Bot.), an evergreen shrub of the genus
Melianthus, a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The
flowers yield much honey.
Honey guide (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small
birds of the family Indicatorid[ae], inhabiting Africa
and the East Indies. They have the habit of leading
persons to the nests to wild bees. Called also
honeybird, and indicator.
Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the
honey which is gathered. --Dryden.
Honey kite. (Zo["o]l.) See Honey buzzard (above).
Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree (Gleditschia
triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods
with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
Honey month. Same as Honeymoon.
Honey weasel (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.
Meaning of Honey locust from wikipedia
- The honey locust
(Gleditsia triacanthos), also known
as the thorny
locust, is a deciduous
tree in the Fabaceae
to central North
of tree species
in the genera Gleditsia
or Robinia, including: Honey locust
, (Gleditsia triacanthos), a leguminous
tree with pods having
- entire leguminous
family. Although similar
in general appearance
to the honey locust
, it lacks
that tree's characteristic
long branched thorns
on the trunk...
- honey locust Gleditsia macracantha
Desf. Gleditsia microphylla Isely Gleditsia sinensis
Lam. - Chinese honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos
L. - Honey
- Honey Locust Honky
Tonk is the nineteenth studio album
by American musician Robert
Pollard. It was released
in July 2013 under
GBV Inc. Records. "Honey...
bicolor, the honey locust
moth, is a North American
moth in the family
Saturniidae. The wings
vary from a grayish color
are certain species
of short-horned gr****hoppers in the family Acrididae
that have a swarming
phase. These insects
solitary, but under...
- a leguminous
tree with toxic
of the genus Gleditsia
The honey locust
(Gleditsia triacanthos), a leguminous
tree with pods having
× texana, Texas honey locust
, is a tree native
to America. It is a naturally occurring hybrid
of Gleditsia aquatica
is a sweet, viscous
food substance produced
by bees and some related
insects. Bees produce honey
from the sugary secretions
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