Definition of Locust

Locust n. means: Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / 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.

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Locust n. means: Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / 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.

Meaning of Locust

Locust (n.) means: Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / 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.

More meanings / definitions of Locust or words, sentences containing Locust?

Locust (n.): The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).

Longicornia (n. pl.): A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennae are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust beetle, under Locust.

Grasshopper (n.): Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididae and Locustidae. The species and genera are very numerous. The former family includes the Western grasshopper or locust (Caloptenus spretus), noted for the great extent of its ravages in the region beyond the Mississippi. In the Eastern United States the red-legged (Caloptenus femurrubrum and C. atlanis) are closely related species, but their ravages are less important. They are closely related to the migratory locusts of the Old World. See Locust.

Locustic (a.): Pertaining to, or derived from, the locust; -- formerly used to designate a supposed acid.

Quaker (n.): Any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

Papilionaceous (a.): Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

Water locust (): A thorny leguminous tree (Gleditschia monosperma) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.

Robinia (n.): A genus of leguminous trees including the common locust of North America (Robinia Pseudocacia).

Sophora (n.): A tree (Sophora Japonica) of Eastern Asia, resembling the common locust; occasionally planted in the United States.

Leguminous (a.): Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.

Locust tree (): 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.

Locust (n.): Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / 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.

Cicada (n.): Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.

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Meaning of Bush Locust

Bush Locust means: A destructive winged insect. Australian farmers dreaded foe to their outback crops. Although some seasons are better than others, travellers unfortunate enough to experience a Bush Locust swarm first notice the sky in the distance blacken, only to find themselves in the midst of locust so thick, it may be necessary to use vehicle headlights and wipers on high speed just to get through it

Meaning of LOCUST

LOCUST means: Locust is British slang for someone who will eat anything.

Meaning of Locust

Locust means: See bush locust

Meaning of Locust

Locust means: The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).

Meaning of Longicornia

Longicornia means: A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennae are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust beetle, under Locust.

Meaning of Grasshopper

Grasshopper means: Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the families Acrididae and Locustidae. The species and genera are very numerous. The former family includes the Western grasshopper or locust (Caloptenus spretus), noted for the great extent of its ravages in the region beyond the Mississippi. In the Eastern United States the red-legged (Caloptenus femurrubrum and C. atlanis) are closely related species, but their ravages are less important. They are closely related to the migratory locusts of the Old World. See Locust.

Meaning of Locustic

Locustic means: Pertaining to, or derived from, the locust; -- formerly used to designate a supposed acid.

Meaning of Quaker

Quaker means: Any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

Meaning of Papilionaceous

Papilionaceous means: Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

Meaning of Water locust

Water locust means: A thorny leguminous tree (Gleditschia monosperma) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.

Meaning of Robinia

Robinia means: A genus of leguminous trees including the common locust of North America (Robinia Pseudocacia).

Meaning of Sophora

Sophora means: A tree (Sophora Japonica) of Eastern Asia, resembling the common locust; occasionally planted in the United States.

Meaning of Leguminous

Leguminous means: Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.

Meaning of Locust tree

Locust tree means: 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.

Meaning of Locust

Locust means: Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / 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.

Meaning of Cicada

Cicada means: Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.

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Meaning of Bungle

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Meaning of Forecast

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