migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae
hardwood from any of various locust trees
locust tree, locust(noun)
any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
A type of grasshopper in the family Acrididae that flies in swarms and is very destructive to crops and other vegetation.
A locust tree.
Origin: From langouste, from locusta.
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 related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper
the locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases)
Origin: [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.]
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 nomadic and rapidly strip fields and greatly damage crops. The adults are powerful fliers; they can travel great distances, consuming practically all green material wherever the swarm settles. The origin and apparent extinction of certain species of locust—some of which grew to 6 inches in length—are unclear. Locusts are edible insects, and are considered a delicacy in some countries. There have been references to their consumption as food throughout history. On swarming they are known to produce a toxin that renders them inedible and causes a skin reaction in sunlight.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lō′kust, n. a migratory winged insect, in shape like the grasshopper, highly destructive to vegetation.—v.i. (rare) to lay waste like locusts. [L. locusta.]
lō′kust, n. a tree with thorny branches and dense clusters of white, heavily-scented flowers, found in the U.S.: the carob-tree.—ns. Locus′ta, the spikelet of grasses:—pl. Locus′tæ; Lō′cust-bean, the sweet pod of the carob-tree.
The numerical value of locust in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of locust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The locust uses mechanical energy in addition to its muscle force in order to generate a jump and this is exactly what we are imitating...We are using a tiny motor that generates, or stores mechanical energy, and this mechanical energy in springs is actually very similar to the locust legs is what propels the robot into the air.
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- саранчук, саранчаBelarusian
- ཚ་ག་བ་Tibetan Standard
- llagostaCatalan, Valencian
- locuste, criquetFrench
- אַרְבֶּה, חָגָבHebrew
- イナゴ, 飛蝗Japanese
- treksprinkhaan, sprinkhaanDutch
- wóóneeshchʼįįdii nahachaʼígíí, wóóneeshchʼįįdiiNavajo, Navaho
- саранча́, саранчу́кRussian
- зрикавац, skakavac, скакавац, zrikavac, цврчак, cvrčakSerbo-Croatian
- con châu chấuVietnamese
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