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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 ‘
Honey locusts, rarely found in the Northeast, are found in great numbers on the streets of Manhattan.
The trials of pests like locusts and weevils, though, reached a comic absurdity that’s likely unequaled in European history.
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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
LOCUST Defined for English Language Learners
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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