honey locust definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few trees of the genus Gleditsia, especially G. triacanthos, having deciduous, pinnately chemical leaves, little flowers in racemes, and large, frequently twisted, indehiscent pods.
    • A North US deciduous tree (Gleditsia triacanthos) having fragrant plants and tough purple wood.
    • a North US tree (Gleditschia triacanthos), equipped with thorns, and having long pods with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
    • An ornamental North American tree, Gleditschia triacanthos.
    • tall generally spiny united states tree having little greenish-white blossoms in sagging racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate old-world

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