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n. Archaic
A cicada.

[Italian, from Latin cicāda.]
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(sɪˈkɑːlə; Italian tʃiˈkala)
n, pl -las or -le (-leɪ; Italian -le)
(Animals) another name for cicada
[C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cicala - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wingscicala - 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
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References in classic literature ?
Everything that lived or grew, was oppressed by the glare; except the lizard, passing swiftly over rough stone walls, and the cicala, chirping his dry hot chirp, like a rattle.
262-263; "Mercurio de' Filosofi si appella a distintione del Mercurio del volgo", Panegirico della cicala di Anacreonte, overo il ritratto del savio stoico del Marchese Giovanni Pindemonte, Giovan Battista Merlo, Verona, 1673, p.
It is a man-made crisis, plaintiff's attorney Joanne Cicala, whose office is based in Texas, said in a press release.
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* Steve Cicala, University of Chicago and NBER; Ethan Lieber, University of Notre Dame; and Victoria R.
Recent research has discussed that the sales interaction starts at the moment when a salesperson initiates communication with a potential customer (Cicala et al., 2012).
electrical grid, Steve Cicala estimates that these new markets reduced aggregate electricity generation costs by $3 billion a year.
Tra i recenti studi reboriani caratterizzati da un'impronta prevalentemente filologico-documentaria vanno ricordati almeno quelli di Attilio Bettinzoli e Roberto Cicala. Sul piano ermeneutico, meno frequentato, rimane utile la pur datata monografia di Del Serra (1976).
Cicala, "Il centro di taglio nei solidi cilindrici," Atti Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (serie Fisica), vol.
Cicala, "Weak peristalsis with large break is associated with high acid exposure and delayed reflux clearance in the supine position in GERD patients," American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Cicala, "Maintenance treatment with infliximab for the management of Crohn's disease in adults," Biologics, vol.