Definitions for cicadasɪˈkeɪ də, -ˈkɑ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ci•ca•da*sɪˈkeɪ də, -ˈkɑ-(n.)(pl.)-das, -dae
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.
Origin of cicada:
1350–1400; ME < L
stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings.
Origin: Borrowed from cicada.
any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada
Translations for cicada
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an insect that makes a loud chirping noise.
- зоол. цикадаBulgarian
- cigarraPortuguese (BR)
- cvrček, cikádaCzech
- die ZikadeGerman
- énekes kabócaHungarian
- ملخ، مچخPashto
- cicadă, greierRomanian
- แมลงชนิดหนึ่งส่งเสียงดัง; จั๊กจั่นThai
- ağustos böceğiTurkish
- 蟬Chinese (Trad.)
- جھینگر ، ٹڈیUrdu
- con ve sầuVietnamese
- 蝉Chinese (Simp.)
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