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ci·ca·da

 (sĭ-kā′də, -kä′-)
n. pl. ci·ca·das or ci·ca·dae (-dē′)
Any of various insects chiefly of the family Cicadidae, having a broad head, membranous wings, and in the male a pair of resonating organs that produce a characteristic high-pitched, droning sound.

[Middle English, from Latin cicāda.]

cicada

(sɪˈkɑːdə) or

cicala

n, pl -das, -dae (-diː) , -las or -le (-leɪ)
(Animals) any large broad insect of the homopterous family Cicadidae, most common in warm regions. Cicadas have membranous wings and the males produce a high-pitched drone by vibration of a pair of drumlike abdominal organs
[C19: from Latin]

ci•ca•da

(sɪˈkeɪ də, -ˈkɑ-)

n., pl. -das, -dae (-dē).
a large homopterous insect of the family Cicadidae, maturing in cycles of 5 to 17 years, the adult male producing a prolonged shrill sound by vibrating a set of membranes on its underside.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]

ci·ca·da

(sĭ-kā′də)
Any of various insects having a broad head and transparent wings. Male cicadas have a pair of sound-producing organs on the abdomen that produce a high-pitched buzz. Cicadas spend two or more years living underground as nymphs before emerging to live for short periods in trees as adults.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cicada - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wingscicada - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
dog-day cicada, harvest fly - its distinctive song is heard during July and August
Magicicada septendecim, periodical cicada, seventeen-year locust - North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
Translations
زيزٌ
cikádacvrček
cikade
kaskas
énekes kabócakabóca
söngtífa
セミ
cicada
cikada
cikāde
cykada
cikáda
škržat
ağustos böceği

cicada

[sɪˈkɑːdə] N (cicadas or cicadae (pl)) [sɪˈkɑːdiː]cigarra f

cicada

[sɪˈkɑːdə] ncigale f

cicada

nZikade f

cicada

[sɪˈkɑːdə] ncicala

cicada

(siˈkaːdə) noun
an insect that makes a loud chirping noise.
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I was about eleven years old then, and I was very friendly with the goats, and I was as shrill as a cicada and as slender as a match.
Who when examining in the cabinet of the entomologist the gay exotic butterflies, and singular cicadas, will associate with these lifeless objects, the ceaseless harsh music of the latter, and the lazy flight of the former, -- the sure accompaniments of the still, glowing noonday of the tropics?
In field experiments, he and his colleagues showed that they could trick the male cicada by making a snapping sound that mimics the female.
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During China's Han dynasty, it was customary to place a jade amulet made in the shape of a cicada on a corpse's tongue before burial--a symbol of hope for renewed life.
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2007) emphasized that a plant species most likely serves as a host for the cicada when there is evidence of nymphs underneath the soil or under its canopy, circular output holes of the nymphs and the presence of exuviae on the trunk.