water locust

noun
a spiny tree, Gleditsia aquatica, of the legume family, native to the southeastern coastal U.S., having pinnate leaves, greenish-yellow, bell-shaped flowers, and long-stalked, thin pods.
Also called swamp locust.


Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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water locust

noun
honey locust of swamps and bottomlands of southern United States having short oval pods; yields dark heavy wood 
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The locals called it water locust, and talked vaguely of it being poisonous.
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