black locust

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black locust

n.
A deciduous tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) of the pea family, native chiefly to the southeast United States but widely naturalized, having pinnately compound leaves, hanging clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers, flat brown pods, and strong wood.

black′ lo′cust


n.
a North American tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.black locust - strong stiff wood of a black-locust treeblack locust - strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
Robinia pseudoacacia, yellow locust, black locust - large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.black locust - large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowersblack locust - large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions
locust tree, locust - any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
genus Robinia, Robinia - deciduous flowering trees and shrubs
black locust - strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay