desert locust
noun Date: 1944 a destructive migratory locust (Schistocerca gregaria) of southwestern Asia and parts of northern Africa

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  • desert locust — noun : a destructive migratory locust (Schistocerca gregaria) of southwestern Asia and parts of northern Africa * * * a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of North Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert locust — a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of North Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

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