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Locusta

Definition:

a genus of Acrididae

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Locusta*
(* Locusta may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Locusta
(Born: )

notorious in Ancient Rome for her skill in concocting poisons. According to ancient historians, in CE 54 Locusta was hired by Agrippina the Younger to supply a poisoned dish of mushrooms for the murder of Emperor Claudius. In 55, she was convicted of ... (43 of 265 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Locusta

Wiktionary:

Acrididae

A taxonomic family within the superfamily Acridoidea -- the locusts and related grasshoppers. (12 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Acrididae

Encarta Dictionary:

short-horned grasshopper | short-horned grasshoppers [plural] | Acrididae [member of]

a winged grasshopper with short antennae belonging to the family that includes the locust and many other common crop pests. Family Acrididae. (22 of 33 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733034​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Locusta

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Locusta"

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