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Meaning: the consumer
Used in the Old Testament (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28; Ps. 78:46; Isa. 33:4) as the translation of a word hasil, the root of which means “to devour” or “consume,” and which is used also with reference to the locust in Deut. 28:38
It may have been a species of locust, or the name of one of the transformations through which the locust passes, locust-grub.