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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • locust bird —       any of various African birds that eat grasshoppers and locusts, especially the black winged pratincole (see pratincole). In India the rose coloured starling is called locust bird. * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Locust bean — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Locust beetle — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locust borer — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Locust hunter — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locust — n. 1 any of various African and Asian grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, migrating in swarms and destroying vegetation. 2 US a cicada. 3 (in full locust bean) a carob. 4 (in full locust tree) a a carob tree. b = ACACIA 2. c = KOWHAI. Phrases… …   Useful english dictionary

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