Meaning of “locust” in the English Dictionary

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locustnoun [ C ]

us /ˈloʊ·kəst/

any of several types of large grasshoppers (= insects with wings and long back legs) found esp. in hot areas:

a swarm of locusts

(Definition of “locust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)