black locust

black locust (plural black locusts)

  1. A tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the southeastern United States, but widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe and Asia; considered an invasive species in some areas.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see black, locust
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Robinie, Scheinakazie
  • Portuguese: acácia-bastarda, acácia-branca, falsa-acácia
  • Russian: бе́лая ака́ция

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