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honey locust

noun
1.
a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having small, compound leaves and pods with a sweet pulp.
Origin of honey locust
1735-1745
1735-45, Americanism
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  • In refurbishing the park, the designers added 54 honey locust trees and one larger London Plane at the northeastern corner.

British Dictionary definitions for honey locust

honey locust

noun
1.
a thorny leguminous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp
2.
another name for mesquite
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