honey locust


Definition of honey locust

: a tall usually spiny North American leguminous tree (Gleditsia triacanthos) with very hard wood and long twisted pods containing a sweet edible pulp and seeds that resemble beans

Examples of honey locust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The path to this two-bedroom villa is framed by areca palms as well as great bougainvillea, and honey locust. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Tree varieties for that project include tulip, Kentucky coffee tree, black gum, London planetree, linden, hornbeam, yellowwood, magnolia, redbud and honey locust. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 Visitors to the park can meander the grounds on the paved, 1.6-mile Gateway Arch Trail, which curves around colorful honey locust trees and manmade lakes, offering tremendous views of the arch itself. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 17 Dec. 2021 The 36 horse chestnut trees would be replaced by a lawn fringed with 18 honey locust trees. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2021 But the lawn that replaced the sunken grove's 36 horse chestnut trees was supposed to be fringed by 18 honey locust trees. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2021 As leaves spun down like blazing yellow confetti from the honey locust trees in the terrace of Uptown Janesville, six men unfolded Green Bay Packers lawn chairs under a cloudless Friday morning sky. Neil Johnson, Star Tribune, 5 Oct. 2020 Sam Sianis of the Billy Goat Tavern and his family paid for a honey locust. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2019 Urchek, 30 and bearded, wore a hiking hat flourished with a turkey feather and a honey locust thorn, with a canvas bag slung over his right hip. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, 8 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of honey locust

1709, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Honey locust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20locust. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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