What does the word locust mean?

Usage examples for locust

  1. In ecclesiastical art St. John Baptist is variously represented, with a lamb on a book, small cross, close crown or cap; with tunic of camel's hair; cope fastened with two leather thongs crossed; with lamb and locust; his head on a dish. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  2. May says she wishes that locust would keep quiet. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  3. Cedar and locust are preferable if you wish pretty rustic effects. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend