honey locust

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noun

a thorny North American tree, Gleditsia triacanthos, of the legume family, having small, compound leaves and pods with a sweet pulp.

Origin of honey locust

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45
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honey locust

noun

a thorny leguminous tree, Gleditsia triacanthos of E North America, that has long pods containing a sweet-tasting pulp
another name for mesquite
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