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Locusta or Lucusta (d. 69), was a notorious maker of poisons in the 1st-century Roman Empire, active in the final two reigns of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. She supposedly took part in the assassinations of Claudius and Britannicus. She was a favourite of emperor Nero for several years, and Nero had her provide training to other poisoners in his service. Following Nero's death, Locusta was executed by his successor, Galba (reigned 68-69)..

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Definitions of "locusta"

  • The spikelet or flower cluster of grasses. noun
  • The spikelet or flower cluster of grasses. noun
  • A genus of orthopterous insects founded by Linnæus (1748), made type of the Locustariæ of Latreille (1807). noun
  • [lowercase; pl. locustæ (-tē).] In botany, the spikelet of grasses. noun
  • a genus of Acrididae noun

The word "locusta" in example sentences

In most of our translations also of the Bible the word locusta is Englished a grasshopper, and thereunto (Leviticus xi.) it is reputed among the clean food, otherwise John the Baptist would never have lived with them in the wilderness.. [Of Savage Beasts and Vermin. Chapter XIV. [1577, Book III., Chapters 7 and 12; 1587, Book III., Chapters 4 and 6]

According to botanists, this may be Valerianella locusta, called Feldsalat in Germany, and in English corn salad or lamb's lettuce.. [The Girl in the Tower]

Fr. guerir, healed. heled, v., concealed. honeysuckle, n., a rendering of locusta as the name of. [The Golden Legend, vol. 3]

IN the spring about the middle of May, the black pied rice bird (which is called the male) appear in Pennsylvania; at that time the great yellow ephemera, called May fly, and a species of locusta appear in incredible multitudes, the favourite delicious food of these birds, when they are sprightly, vociferous, and pleasingly tuneful.. [Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.]

Had I not been a little acquainted with insects, and known that the grasshopper kind is not yet hatched, I should have hardly believed but that it had been a _locusta_ whispering in the bushes.. [The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1]

Like locusta, the unions gobbled up all of the seeds instead of being satisfied with the harvest.. []

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