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Meaning of LOCUST TREE

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various hard-wooded trees of the family Leguminosae
 Synonyms: locust
 See Also: black locust, clammy locust, courbaril, Fabaceae, family Fabaceae, family Leguminosae, Gleditsia aquatica, Gleditsia triacanthos, honey locust, Hymenaea courbaril, legume family, Leguminosae, pea family, Robinia pseudoacacia, Robinia viscosa, swamp locust, tree, water locust, yellow locust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.