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Any of various grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae, and including most swarming locusts.
1. Also called short-horned grasshopper. any of several grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae and commonly migrating in swarms that strip the vegetation from large areas.
2. any of various cicadas, as the seventeen-year locust.
3. any North American tree of the genus Robinia, of the legume family, esp. R. pseudoacacia, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.
4. the durable wood of this tree.
5. any of various other trees, as the carob and the honey locust.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin locusta grasshopper]
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Acrididae, family Acrididae, family Locustidae, Locustidae - short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts
locust - migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae