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Definition: Locust beetle
, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. longus long +
cornu horn.] (Zo["o]l.)
A division of beetles, including a large number of species,
in which the antenn[ae] are very long. Most of them, while in
the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of
trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and
shade trees. See Apple borer
, under Apple
, and Locust beetle
, under Locust
, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged,
migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family
, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda migratoria
, syn. 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
Note: These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and
the south of Asia as to devour every green thing; and
when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the
United States the harvest flies are improperly called
locusts. See Cicada
(Zo["o]l.), a longicorn beetle (Cyllene robini[ae]
), which, in the larval state, bores holes in
the wood of the locust tree. Its color is brownish black,
barred with yellow. Called also locust borer
(Zo["o]l.) the rose-colored starling or pastor
of India. See Pastor
(Zo["o]l.), an African bird; the beefeater.
2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree
(definition, note, and phrases).
(Bot.), a commercial name for the sweet pod of
the carob tree.