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English → English (gcide) Definition: Locust bird Locust \Lo"cust\, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acridid[ae], 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Locust beetle (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. Locust bird (Zo["o]l.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of India. See Pastor. Locust hunter (Zo["o]l.), an African bird; the beefeater. [1913 Webster] 2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases). [1913 Webster] Locust bean (Bot.), a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree. [1913 Webster]


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