A close up of a cicada.
cicada definition by Webster's New World
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cicada definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ci·ca·das or ci·ca·dae
Any of various insects 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. Also called cicala.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin cicāda.