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 tree. In England it is called {acacia}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other trees of different genera, especially to those of the genus {Hymen[ae]a}, of which {Hymen[ae]a Courbaril} is a lofty, spreading tree of South America; also to the carob tree ({Ceratonia siliqua}), a tree growing in the Mediterranean region. [1913 Webster]

{Honey locust tree} (Bot.), a tree of the genus {Gleditschia} ) {Gleditschia triacanthus}), having pinnate leaves and strong branching thorns; -- so called from a sweet pulp found between the seeds in the pods. Called also simply {honey locust}.

{Water locust tree} (Bot.), a small swamp tree ({Gleditschia monosperma}), of the Southern United States. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • Water locust — Wa ter lo cust (Bot.) A thorny leguminous tree ({Gleditschia monosperma}) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • Honey 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

  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

  • tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …   Universalium

  • Locust bean gum — (also known as carob gum, carob bean gum, carobin, E410) is a galactomannan vegetable gum extracted from the seeds of the Carob tree. It is used as a thickening agent and gelling agent in food technology. It is soluble in hot water. [Martin… …   Wikipedia

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