Water locust
Water locust Wa"ter lo"cust (Bot.) A thorny leguminous tree ({Gleditschia monosperma}) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water locust — The tree species Gleditsia aquatica is commonly called water locust, after its habitat of river swamps and slough margins.External links* [http://www.cirrusimage.com/tree water locust.htm Water Locust Gleditsia aquatica ] Diagnostic photographs… …   Wikipedia

  • water locust — noun honey locust of swamps and bottomlands of southern United States having short oval pods; yields dark heavy wood • Syn: ↑swamp locust, ↑Gleditsia aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑locust tree, ↑locust • Member Holonyms: ↑Gleditsia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water locust — a spiny tree, Gleditsia aquatica, of the legume family, native to the southeastern coastal U.S., having pinnate leaves, greenish yellow, bell shaped flowers, and long stalked, thin pods. Also called swamp locust. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Water locust tree — Locust tree Lo cust tree . [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A large North American tree of the genus {Robinia} ({Robinia Pseudacacia}), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Locust tree — Lo cust tree . [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A large North American tree of the genus {Robinia} ({Robinia Pseudacacia}), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • locust tree — noun any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae • Syn: ↑locust • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑courbaril, ↑Hymenaea courbaril, ↑water locust, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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