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- locust: see lobster
- locust (n.1)
- "grasshopper," early 14c., borrowed earlier in Old French form languste (c. 1200), from Latin locusta "locust, lobster" (see lobster).
In the Hebrew Bible there are nine different names for the insect or for particular species or varieties; in the English Bible they are rendered sometimes 'locust,' sometimes 'beetle,' 'grasshopper,' 'caterpillar,' 'palmerworm,' etc. The precise application of several names is unknown. [OED]
- locust (n.2)
- North American tree, 1630s, originally "carob tree" (1610s), whose fruit supposedly resembled the insect (see locust (n.1)). Greek akris "locust" often was applied in the Levant to carob pods. Soon applied in English to other trees as well.
- 1. This illustration shows a vertical section through the locust.
- 2. Every inn had a picturesque name — the Black Locust Inn, the Blueberry Inn.
- 3. Ants on the locust tree assume a great - nation swagger.
- 4. The locust shrills his song of heat.
- 5. The locust - trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air.
- 洋 槐树 正开着花,空气里弥漫着芬芳的花香.
来自英汉文学 - 汤姆历险
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