desert locust


noun
  1. a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of North Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament.

Origin of desert locust

1
First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby desert locust

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How to use desert locust in a sentence

  • The region was already in a precarious position, given the economic aftershocks of Covid-19 and the scourge of desert locusts, which disrupted agriculture in the past year.