: a genus of thorny trees (family Leguminosae) with pinnate or bipinnate leaves and inconspicuous greenish spikes of flowers succeeded by large flat pods see honey locust

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Johann G. Gleditsch †1786 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Gleditsia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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