American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Robinia pseudoacacia) in the pea family, native to the eastern and central United States and having alternate, pinnately compound leaves, spiny stipules, and hanging clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers.
- n. A tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the southeastern United States, but widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe and Asia; considered an invasive species in some areas.
- n. strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
- n. large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions
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