Locust tree

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Locust tree can mean:

Honey locust, (Gleditsia triacanthos), a leguminous tree with pods having a sweet, edible pulp
Black locust, (Robinia pseudoacacia), a leguminous tree with toxic pods
Water locust, (Gleditsia aquatica), a leguminous tree with one seed per pod
  • Or less commonly, "African locust bean tree" (Parkia biglobosa), which is also known as néré
  • Also not commonly, the carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, whose pods are called locust beans.

Etymology[edit]

In North America and Greece the term "locust" (gr. akris) was applied to the pods of the carob tree, that somehow resemble the insect. By extension many other pod-carrying trees have been called "locust tree". [1]

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