West Indian locust


Definition of West Indian locust

: a tropical American tree (Hymenaea courbaril) yielding hard brown wood used for building and having bijugate leaves, white flowers, and woody pods containing an edible pulp

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First Known Use of West Indian locust

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“West Indian locust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Indian%20locust. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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