any of several locusts that migrate in great swarms, especially Locusta migratoria, of Africa and Asia.
Also called migratory grasshopper.
Origin of migratory locust
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby migratory locust
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Example sentences from the Web for migratory locust
The Migratory-locust, Locusta migratoria, a rather small insect, is the most celebrated species of the family.