locusta definition

  • noun:
    • The spikelet or rose cluster of grasses.
    • The spikelet or rose group of grasses.
    • A genus of orthopterous insects started by Linnæus (1748), made types of the Locustariæ of Latreille (1807).
    • [lowercase; pl. locustæ (-tē).] In botany, the spikelet of grasses.
    • a genus of Acrididae

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