water locust

wa·ter lo·cust
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er loh-kuh st]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈloʊ kəst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er loh-kuh st]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈloʊ kəst/

Definitions of water locust words

  • noun water locust 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. 1
  • noun water locust Gleditsia aquatica, a tree found in swamps. 0

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Origin of water locust

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10

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water locust popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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