Honey locust tree(Bot.), a tree of the genus Gleditschia ) G. triacanthus), having pinnate leaves and strong branching thorns; — so called from a sweet pulp found between the seeds in the pods. Called also simply honey locust.Water locust tree(Bot.), a small swamp tree (Gleditschia monosperma), of the Southern United States.

(Lo*cu"tion) n. [L. locutio, fr. loqui to speak: cf. F. locution. ] Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression. " Stumbling locutions." G. Eliot.

I hate these figures in locution,
These about phrases forced by ceremony.

(Loc"u*to*ry) n. A room for conversation; especially, a room in monasteries, where the monks were allowed to converse.

(Lod"de) n. (Zoöl.) The capelin.

(Lode) n. [AS. lad way, journey, fr. liðan to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]

1. A water course or way; a reach of water.

Down that long, dark lode . . . he and his brother skated home in triumph.
C. Kingsley.

2. (Mining) A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not.

(Lode"man*age) n. [OE. lodemenage. Chaucer.] Pilotage. [Obs.]

(Lode"-ship`) n. An old name for a pilot boat.

(Lodes"man) n. Same as Loadsman. [Obs.]

(Lode"star`) n. Same as Loadstar.

(Lode"stone`) n. (Min.) Same as Loadstone.

(Lodge) n. [OE. loge, logge, F. loge, LL. laubia porch, gallery, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor, bower, fr. lab foliage. See Leaf, and cf. Lobby, Loggia.]

Locusta to Logged

(Lo*cus"ta) n. [NL.: cf. locuste.] (Bot.) The spikelet or flower cluster of grasses. Gray.

(Lo`cus*tel"la) n. [NL., fr. L. locusta a locust.] (Zoöl.) The European cricket warbler.

(Lo*cus"tic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the locust; — formerly used to designate a supposed acid.

(Lo"cust*ing) p. a. Swarming and devastating like locusts. [R.] Tennyson.

Locust tree
(Lo"cust tree`) [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (R. Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia.

The name is also applied to other trees of different genera, especially to those of the genus Hymenæa, of which H. Courbaril is a lofty, spreading tree of South America; also to the carob tree a tree growing in the Mediterranean region.

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