An example of a locust is the plague told about in Exodus 10:1-20 in the New International Version of the Bible.
Other Word Forms
Origin of locust
- Middle English from Old French locuste from Latin locusta Sense 3a, probably from the resemblance of a carob pod to a grasshopper and the use of both as subsistence food in drier regions of the Near East
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition