honey locust(redirected from thorny locust)
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Related to thorny locust: Honey locust tree, Gleditsia triacanthos
Any of several trees of the genus Gleditsia of the pea family, especially G. triacanthos of eastern North America, which has pinnately compound leaves, large twisted pods with a sweet pulp, and usually thorns on the trunk and branches.
1. (Plants) a thorny leguminous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp
2. (Plants) another name for mesquite
a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and pods with a sweet pulp.
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|Noun||1.||honey locust - tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate Old World|