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}, 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 borer — noun also locust beetle : a brownish black yellow barred long horned beetle (Megacyllene robiniae) whose larvae bore in the wood of the black locust tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • locust borer — noun A kind of beetle …   Wiktionary

  • 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 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},… …   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 beetle — noun see locust borer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Locust beetle — Longicornia Lon gi*cor ni*a, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apple borer — Longicornia Lon gi*cor ni*a, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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