locust tree definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous woods when you look at the genera Gleditsia and Robinia.
    • The honey locust, a leguminous tree with pods having a sweet, delicious pulp.
    • The black colored locust, a leguminous tree with toxic pods, but helpful for making honey.
    • The African locust bean tree (Parkia biglobosa).
    • The carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua.
    • a big united states tree of the genus Robinia (Robinia Pseudacacia), creating large slim racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In England it's known as acacia.
    • any of various hardwood trees associated with the family members Leguminosae

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