migratory locust

migratory locust
noun
Old World locust that travels in vast swarms stripping large areas of vegetation
Syn: ↑Locusta migratoria
Hypernyms: ↑locust
Member Holonyms: ↑Locusta, ↑genus Locusta

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noun
: a locust that engages in group migrations; especially : a very destructive Old World locust (Locusta migratoria)

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any of several locusts that migrate in great swarms, esp. Locusta migratoria, of Africa and Asia. Also called migratory grasshopper.
[1870-75]

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migratory locust,
any one of the grasshoppers which have short antennae and migrate in great swarms, destroying crops an other vegetation in their path.

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