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lo·cust

locust

 
pronunciation:
lo kst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an insect that travels in large groups called swarms. They damage crops and other plants in their path by eating them. They are a type of grasshopper.
definition 2: an insect that is a type of cicada. These insects spend many years living in the ground as larvae and then come out of the ground in large groups and become adults.
definition 3: a North American tree in the legume family that has leaves with many parts and white flowers that hang in clusters.
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