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locust

lo·cust

locust

pronunciation:
lo kst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several grasshoppers that migrate in large swarms, damaging crops and other plants in their paths.
definition 2: any of several cicadas, including the seventeen-year locust.
definition 3: a North American tree that has compound leaves and bears dangling clusters of fragrant white flowers.
definition 4: any of various similar or related trees, including the honey locust and the carob.
definition 5: the hard, durable wood of such trees.
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