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1) a locust, particularly that species which especially infests
oriental countries, stripping fields and trees. Numberless swarms
of them almost every spring are carried by the wind from Arabia
into Palestine, and having devastated that country, migrate to
regions farther north, until they perish by falling into the sea.
The Orientals accustomed to feed upon locusts, either raw or
roasted and seasoned with salt (or prepared in other ways), and
the Israelites also were permitted to eat them.