honey locust


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honey locust

n.
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.

honey locust

n
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

hon′ey lo`cust


n.
a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and pods with a sweet pulp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honey locust - tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed podshoney 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
locust tree, locust - any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
genus Gleditsia, Gleditsia - deciduous trees: honey locusts
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Built by WKO and designed by Emery Roth & Sons in 1970, 77 Water Street features an open plaza area with whimsical design elements, including honey locust trees, streams, foot bridges and a wood-framed, turn-of-the-century-style candy store.
If you're not familiar with honey locust, it's a legume that is a tree.
Tenders are invited for frankford transportation building - supplier provide & plant for septa six (6) trees of the honey locust variety of caliper 3 1/2"-4", after removing six (6) existing trees and disposing them.
The thornless honey locust casts a delicate shade through its tropical-looking fernlike foliage and rapidly grows to its mature height of 45 feet.
I personally selected the majority of the plantings including the grove of honey locust that rings a portion of the park's perimeter.
The North Carolina outfit, Honey Locust String Band, tap into that tradition for their original material and employ the varying vibrations of fiddle, guitar, banjo, resonator-guitar and upright bass to great effect.
Ravenhearth Law is a full service government contracting and general business law firm located at 15404 Honey Locust Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132.
Examples include honey locust, oak, sweetgum, pine, spruce, juniper, alder, and birch.
He was taller than a man, tall as a honey locust at the end of an
The trees include London plane, honey locust, Korean fir, Atlantic fir, silver lime, laburnum, sweet chestnut, horse chestnut, copper beech, medlar, Himalayan birch, various berry-bearing sorbus and weeping willow.
Ashland kneeling at what remains of his honey locust.
Early accounts of the area that became Lincoln describe the landscape as prairie and largely treeless, with the exception of cottonwood, willow, honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), boxelder, walnut (Juglans nigra), ash and elm trees growing along local creeks such as Salt Creek and its tributaries (Burgess and Worthen, 1916; Copple, 1959).