honey locust

noun

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

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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, "Spend time with mushroom experts – they’ll grow on you," 8 June 2018 The cattle panels and the area within the panels were covered with honeysuckle vines, briars and several small honey locust trees. Nancy Daly, Cincinnati.com, "Amazon seeks to relocate graves for NKY Prime Air project," 21 Jan. 2018 And Greenacre Park is a refuge at 217 East 51st Street with honey locust trees and a 25-foot waterfall. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Turtle Bay, Manhattan: The Convenience of Midtown, at a Relatively Affordable Price," 10 Jan. 2018 No curb separates the driveway and the central plaza, which is shaded by lacy honey locust trees. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "New Children's Hospital campus yearns for the big city, but can't leave the office park behind," 28 Sep. 2017

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1709, in the meaning defined above

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