black locust definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) in the pea household, indigenous to the east and main united states of america and achieving alternate, pinnately mixture leaves, spiny stipules, and holding groups of fragrant, creamy-white blossoms.
    • A tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, inside subfamily Faboideae of this pea household Fabaceae, indigenous to the southeastern united states of america, but extensively grown and naturalized elsewhere in temperate the united states, Europe and Asia; considered an invasive species in some areas.
    • strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; really resistant to decay
    • big thorny tree of eastern and main usa having pinnately element leaves and drooping racemes of white blossoms; commonly naturalized in several varieties in temperate areas
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