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TruBee features honey (6 oz.) produced by free-range bees who forage for tulip poplar, fruit blossoms, and black locust in the spring.
But, as always, Mother Nature has called attention to herself in other ways, especially an attack of locusts.
At 15 percent, oaks will take up the largest segment of new trees, and honey locust, Japanese tree lilac, apple, linden, Dutch Elm Disease-resistant elms and some other varieties will be lining St. Paul streets, too.
Locusts! Instead of building a church, Answers in Genesis is sharing its teachings through a controversial biblical theme park designed to attract believers and nonbelievers alike.
A city plan to rezone the heart of Manhattan has touched off a new campaign to protect the afternoon light falling on a beloved park that offers honey locust trees, azaleas, pansies and a 25-foot-high waterfall.
Looking back up toward the meadow, through the burgundy foliage of Japanese maples, the laciness of golden locust and past the snowy bracts of dogwood (Cornus kousa x C. nuttallii ‘Venus’ and Cornus ‘
A storm blows apart the family’s home, a plague of locusts devours the crops, and people nearly starve to death.
But there was no sky, just a seething mass of screeching locusts blocking out the early-morning light.
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Origin and Etymology of locust
Middle English, from Anglo-French locuste, from Latin locusta
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of locust for English Language Learners
: a type of grasshopper that travels in very large groups and that can cause great destruction by eating crops
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