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Definition of locust:

  1. Any one of numerous species of long- winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., ( Edipoda, / Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.
  2. The locust tree. See Tree ( definition, note, and phrases).


migratory, western cricket, bald, migratory grasshopper, Mormon cricket, clumsy, locust tree, green-striped, stone-cricket, seventeen-year, short-horned grasshopper, beetle.

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