Definition of Locust tree

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

Definition of Locust tree

1. Noun. Any of a number of trees in the genera ''Gleditsia'' and ''Robinia''. ¹

2. Noun. The honey locust, a leguminous tree with pods having a sweet, edible pulp. ¹

3. Noun. The black locust, a leguminous tree with toxic pods, but useful for making honey. ¹

4. Noun. (context: less common) The African locust bean tree (''Parkia biglobosa''). ¹

5. Noun. The carob tree, ''Ceratonia siliqua''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Locust tree

1. 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. The name is also applied to other trees of different genera, especially to those of the genus Hymenaea, 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, a small swamp tree (Gleditschia monosperma), of the Southern United States. Origin: Etymol. Uncertain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Locust Tree

locus ferrugineus
locus minoris resistentiae
locus niger
locus of control
locus of infection
locus perforatus anticus
locus perforatus posticus
locust bean
locust bean gum
locust beans
locust borer
locust borers
locust gum
locust pod
locust trees

Literary usage of Locust tree

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"This statement of Long's is no doubt correct, and the Locust- tree may have been ... And what farther countenances the supposition that the Locust-tree is ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"The free and unrestrained growth of the locust tree is very rapid, nnd its stem increases in magnitude to such a degree аз to make valuable timber. ..."

3. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"There are at least three species of insects which injure the black locust tree. The small larvae of one of them tunnel the parenchyma of the leaflets, ..."

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