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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.
The birth and death of Periodical Cicadas is by far the best and rarest natural phenomenon that occurs on our planet earth.
Georgians can find the answer over the next few weeks by traveling north into the states mountains to witness the emergence of the latest brood of 17-year periodical cicadas.
Now, de Pio expands his series into a wider scope of Japanese icons: cranes, crows, cicadas, samurai helmets.
Son pocos los escarabajos especialistas que consumen raices, tallos, frondas, estrobilos y semillas de las cicadas (Cycadophyta) (Castillo-Guevara & Rico-Gray, 2003; Jolivet, 2005), entre estos, especies de Aulacoscelis y Janbechynea (Orsodacnidae) (Monros, 1954; Suzuki & Windsor, 1999; Windsor et al, 1999), conocidas por secuestrar las defensas quimicas de las cicadas (Prado, 2011; Prado et al, 2011).
Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) are insects very common in the tropics and subtropics and make themselves evident in environments in which they occur by the loud sound emitted by males.
A key to the genera of cicadas of Pakistan is provided based upon diagnostic variations in timbal and timbal cover structure.
The only worry anyone on their whole block seems to have is the impending infestation of cicadas.
For a few weeks in 2013, a chorus of headlines about the raucous reproduction of periodical cicadas just about drowned out the real cicada news.
In this sequel to his 2007 General and Particular Characteristics of cicadas in Thailand, he presents sonograms of the characteristic sounds made by the males of 142 species of cicada, and describes how the sounds are part of overall behavior patterns.
Loud cicadas nearly drown out the rest of the forest chorus, but a patient ear hears more: frogs, barking deer, and the chattering of bats overhead.