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Definition of locust

Locust
Locust Lo"cust, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acridid[ae], 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. Note: 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 (Zo["o]l.), a longicorn beetle (Cyllene robini[ae]), 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 (Zo["o]l.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of India. See Pastor. Locust hunter (Zo["o]l.), an African bird; the beefeater. 2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (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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Praying Pray"ing, a. & n. from Pray, v. Praying insect, locust, or mantis (Zo["o]l.), a mantis, especially Mantis religiosa. See Mantis. Praying machine, or Praying wheel, a wheel on which prayers are pasted by Buddhist priests, who then put the wheel in rapid revolution. Each turn in supposed to have the efficacy of an oral repetition of all the prayers on the wheel. Sometimes it is moved by a stream.

Meaning of locust from wikipedia

- Locusts (derived from the Vulgar Latin locusta, meaning gr****hopper) are a collection of certain species of short-horned gr****hoppers in the family Acrididae...
- The Locust is a hardcore punk band from San Diego, California, United States, known for their mix of grindcore aggression and new wave experimentation...
- The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), also known as the thorny locust or thorny honeylocust, is a deciduous tree in the family Fabaceae, native to...
- The desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is a species of locust, a periodically swarming, short-horned gr****hopper in the family Acrididae. They are...
- Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known in its native territory as black locust, is a medium-sized hardwood deciduous tree, belonging to the tribe Robinieae...
- Locust tree can mean: Any of a number of tree species in the genera Gleditsia or Robinia, including: Honey locust, (Gleditsia triacanthos), a leguminous...
- The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) is the most widespread locust species, and the only species in the genus Locusta. It occurs throughout Africa...
- The 2019–20 locust infestation, is a pest outbreak of desert locusts which is threatening the food supply across the regions of East Africa, the Arabian...
- Locusts are the swarming phase of certain species of short-horned gr****hoppers in the family Acridida. Locust or Locusts may also refer to: Cicadas, often...
- Locust Hill may refer to: in Canada Locust Hill, Ontario, a settlement in the eastern part of Markham, Ontario in the United States Locust Hill, Kentucky...
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