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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

Wiktionary

  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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  1. Robinia pseudoacacia

    Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as the black locust, is a tree of the genus Robinia in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States, but has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas. A less frequently used common name is false Acacia, which is a literal translation of the specific epithet. It was introduced into Britain in 1636.

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