locust

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French langouste, from Latin locusta (locust, crustacean, lobster).

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Noun[edit]

locust (plural locusts)

  1. A type of grasshopper in the family Acrididae that flies in swarms and is very destructive to crops and other vegetation.
  2. A locust tree.

Usage notes[edit]

  • sometimes confused with locus

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