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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.
For the insect team, the cicada and geometrid moth samples have been carefully organized and shipped to entomology colleagues in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom for specialized identification.
No evidence of the cicada was found in areas with higher and thicker grasses.
But from our vantage point just outside of Washington, D.C, the cicadas have pretty much been a non-story.
There are more than a dozen cicada broods across the United States, with cycles of either 13 or 17 years.
The app shows whether any sound being detected is from a New Forest cicada.
Despite being the most studied cicada species in southern Africa, much remains unknown about this insect and, as for many other species, a description of the nymph has not yet been published.
She said that pretty much anything where a shrimp can be used cicadas can also be used.
Brood XIX, a 13-year brood of periodical cicadas, has the largest distribution of the periodical cicada broods, being reported from Maryland south to Georgia, westward through Arkansas and easternmost Oklahoma, and north into southern Iowa.
The image of a little cicada solemnly marking off the days like a prison inmate may be hard to shake off.
Philippines: Laughing cicadas and small "cat sharks" are among scores of species believed new to science discovered by US and Filipino researchers in waters and islands of the Philippines, the team said Wednesday.
From the measurements found that there are difference among mosquitoes and cicadas of two insect fascicle in the triangular serrated micro-structure either in size or shape, differed as follows: the mosquito has the small micro-structure size, cicadas micro-structure has larger one; the forward angle of mosquitoes microstructure is greater than the backward one, triangle tilts to the rear part of the fascicle, while the forward angle of cicada's micro-structure equals to the backward one, its microstructure is symmetric on bottom corner.