black locust

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black locust:

see locustlocust,
in botany, any species of the genus Robinia, deciduous trees or shrubs of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) native to the United States and Mexico. The locusts have pendent clusters of flowers similar to the sweet pea; these are very fragrant in the black, or
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Black Locust


(in Russian, white acacia), false acacia {Robinia pseudpacacia), a tree of the family Leguminosae, often grown in the south of the USSR.

locust, black locust, red locust

Wood of the locust tree; coarse-grained, strong, hard, decay-resistant, and durable; used in construction, esp. for posts.
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Caption: ABOVE LEFT: The author uses black locust for the 13-foot poles with a strand of electrical wire running between the poles.
The experimental results obtained for the wear test applied to black locust wood, expressed by the mass and thickness losses, are presented as average values in Tab.
Black locust is a fast-growing species that could be cultivated on marginal land as an energy and fiber crop.
When Dave saw a huge, dead black locust tree near his home, something about the shape reminded him of one of his favorite insects.
There is a legend about the tenacity of the black locust mentioned in the book "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier.
On a 14-square-mile wildlife preserve called The Wilds, zebra and rhinoceros roam the rolling plains while giraffe munch black locust leaves.
The list of plants for the edges of the roadway - including plants that would be subjected to aerial and soil salt pollution - would expand to include fragrant sumac, rugosa rose, crabapples, honeylocust, swamp white oak, pin oak, red oak, black locust, Colorado spruce, Austrian pine, and Scotch pine and other lesser and better known species.
As of this writing, our termite B & B still stands, but only because it once was surrounded by five towering black locust trees.
In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 267 CCF of Black Gum, Scarlet Oak, Black Locust, and Post Oak Sawtimber that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate.
For diverse bee forage from early spring through late summer, consider the following trees for your property: black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), catalpa (Catalpa spp.