plague locust

plague locust
noun

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  • plague locust — /pleɪg ˈloʊkəst/ (say playg lohkuhst) noun 1. the Australian migratory grasshopper, Chortoicetes terminifera. 2. the migratory phase of the grasshopper, Locusta migratoria …  

  • Australian plague locust — Mating pair …   Wikipedia

  • Australian Plague Locust Commission — The Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) is a division of the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, created in 1974 to manage outbreaks of the Australian plague locust, spur throated locust and migratory locust in… …   Wikipedia

  • Locust — For other uses, see Locust (disambiguation). Desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria: male (on top) and female (below) mating Locusts are the swarming phase of short horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. These are species that can breed… …   Wikipedia

  • plague grasshopper — noun or plague locust : a grasshopper that may rapidly build up vast destructive swarms from a small localized population; especially : either of two Australian grasshoppers (Chortoicetes terminifera or Austroicetes cruciata) …   Useful english dictionary

  • LOCUST — (Heb. אַרְבֶּה, arbeh), one of the four insects which, having jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth, are permitted as food (Lev. 11:21–22). The locust was one of the ten plagues of Egypt (Ex. 10:4–19). The reference is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • australian plague locust — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a very destructive large migratory grasshopper (Chortoicetes terminifera) of the southern parts of Australia; also : a smaller form (Austroicetes cruciata) of similar habits …   Useful english dictionary

  • locust — locustlike, adj. /loh keuhst/, n. 1. Also called acridid, short horned grasshopper. any of several grasshoppers of the family Acrididae, having short antennae and commonly migrating in swarms that strip the vegetation from large areas. 2. any of… …   Universalium

  • Plague Soundscapes — Infobox Album | Name = Plague Soundscapes Type = Album Artist = The Locust Released = June 24, 2003 Genre = Hardcore/Noise rock Label = ANTI Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10:kzd7yl24xpbb link] *… …   Wikipedia

  • locust — noun … OF LOCUSTS ▪ plague, swarm LOCUST + VERB ▪ descend on ▪ A swarm of locusts descended on the countryside. ▪ destroy …   Collocations dictionary

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