migratory locust

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noun

any of several locusts that migrate in great swarms, especially Locusta migratoria, of Africa and Asia.

Nearby words

  1. migrate,
  2. migrating abscess,
  3. migration,
  4. migration inhibition test,
  5. migratory,
  6. miguelet,
  7. miha,
  8. mihailović,
  9. mihi,
  10. mihl

Origin of migratory locust

First recorded in 1870–75

Also called migratory grasshopper.

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