honey locust


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honey locust

n.
Any of several trees of the genus Gleditsia of the pea family, especially G. triacanthos of eastern North America, which has pinnately compound leaves, large twisted pods with a sweet pulp, and usually thorns on the trunk and branches.
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honey locust

n
1. (Plants) a thorny leguminous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp
2. (Plants) another name for mesquite
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hon′ey lo`cust


n.
a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and pods with a sweet pulp.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honey locust - tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed podshoney locust - tall usually spiny North American tree having small greenish-white flowers in drooping racemes followed by long twisting seed pods; yields very hard durable reddish-brown wood; introduced to temperate Old World
locust tree, locust - any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
genus Gleditsia, Gleditsia - deciduous trees: honey locusts
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