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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ lo′cust(n.)

  1. a North American tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of black locust:

1780–90, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black locust(noun)

    strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay

  2. black locust, yellow locust, Robinia pseudoacacia(noun)

    large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions


  1. black locust(Noun)

    A tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the southeastern United States, but widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe and Asia; considered an invasive species in some areas.


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