yellow locust

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Related to yellow locust: Water locust tree, Robinia pseudoacacia
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Synonyms for yellow locust

large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers

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Following in the wake of the American chestnut are red mulberries, hickories, red and black oak, and yellow locust - that last a rot-resistant cove species known among early colonists as "shipmast locust" and distinguished locally from the junk black locust that sprouts in open fields and makes a bad fence.