locust tree

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


Wikipedia has an article on:



Named after the "locusts" said to have been eaten by John the Baptist, based on the theory that they were really carob pods.


locust tree ‎(plural locust trees)

  1. Any of a number of similar looking trees in the genera Gleditsia and Robinia.
    1. The honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos, a leguminous tree with pods having a sweet, edible pulp.
    2. The black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, a leguminous tree with toxic pods, but useful for making honey.
  2. (less common) The African locust bean tree (Parkia biglobosa).
  3. The carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua.