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A shrub (Robinia hispida) in the pea family, native to the southeast United States, having bristly branches and clusters of pale purple or rose flowers. Also called rose acacia.
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|Noun||1.||bristly locust - large shrub or small tree of the eastern United States having bristly stems and large clusters of pink flowers|
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