Locust

Locusts are the swarming phase of certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae. These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory when their populations become dense enough. They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults. Both the bands and the swarms are nom...
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Locust

• (n.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases). • (n.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the ...
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locust

1. <zoology> Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; especially, (Edipoda, or Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshopp...
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locust

noun migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae
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Locust

[car] Locust is a kit car inspired by the Lotus 7. The Locust Seven differs from most other Lotus / kit cars in that it does not use a space frame chassis, but a ladder frame and a body constructed from three 8ft by 4ft sheets of 3/4` thick exterior grade or marine plywood alternatively MDF sheets. Once complete, the body tub is skinned wit...
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Locust

[finance] Locust is a pejorative term derived from the German word Heuschrecke, which German politician Franz Müntefering (from the social democratic SPD party) created in the context of describing private investors, private equity funds and investment banks. The term has been popularized and is continually used in discussions critical to ...
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Locust

Lo'cust noun [ Latin locusta locust, grasshopper. Confer Lobster .] 1. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididæ , allied to the grasshoppers; esp., ( Edipoda, or Pachytylus, migratoria , and ...
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locust

any of a group of insects (order Orthoptera) that are distributed worldwide, the common name of which generally refers to the group of short-horned ... [12 related articles]
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Locust

HMS Locust was a British River Gunboat of 585 tons displacement launched in 1940. HMS Locust was powered by Parsons geared turbines providing a top speed of 17 knots. She carried a complement of 74 and was armed with two 4-inch anti-aircraft guns; one 3.7 inch howitzer and eight machine-guns.
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locust

in botany, any tree of the genus Robinia within the pea family (Fabaceae). About 20 species are known, all occurring in eastern North America and ...
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Locust

light tank used by airborne forces [US]
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Locust

Locust is British slang for someone who will eat anything.
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Locust

Locust is the name of several insects of the order Orthoptera, of which the genus Locusta is a type, allied to the grasshoppers and crickets. Their hind-legs are large and powerful, which gives them a great power of leaping. Their mandibles and maxillae are strong, sharp, and jagged, and their food consists of the leaves and green stalks of plants....
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locust

locust, in botany, any species of the genus Robinia, deciduous trees or shrubs of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) native to the United States and Mexico. The locusts have pendent clusters of flowers similar to the sweet pea; these are very fragrant in the black, or yellow, locust (R. pseudoaca...
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locust

locust, in zoology, name for certain migratory members of the short-horned grasshopper family (Acrididae). Like other members of this family, locusts have antennae shorter than their bodies, song-producing organs on the forewings and hind legs, and hind legs well developed for jumping. Locusts lay t...
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locust

Swarming grasshopper with short feelers, or antennae, and hearing organs on the abdomen (rear segment of the body). As winged adults, flying in swarms, locusts may be carried by the wind hundreds of miles from their breeding grounds; on landing they devour all vegetation. Locusts occur in nearly every continent. (Family Acrididae, order Orthopt...
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locust

[n] - hardwood from any of various locust trees 2. [n] - migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae
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