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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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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?
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.
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.
Annotated provisional checklist and key to the platypleurine cicadas (Homoptera: Cicadidae) of coastal Natal.
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Even for insects, cicadas are odd, waiting out their long lives in burrows until this sudden flare, when they get to set up a clatter by vibrating plates on their exoskeletons.
Influence of altitude, habitat and microhabitat on thermal adaptation of cicadas from Southwest Texas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae).
From the treetops male cicadas scream their dusk chorus hoping to attract mates.
Caption: Cicadas such as this one in Virginia, from the Brood II group of the Magicicada genus, began to emerge in May after living underground for 17 years.
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.
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