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black locust

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1.
Also called false acacia, yellow locust. a North American tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers.
Origin of black locust
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90
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