Seventeen-year-locust meaning

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Any of three species of periodical cicadas that have 17-year life cycles, found chiefly in northern regions of the eastern United States.
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A cicada (Magicicada septendecim) which lives underground as a larva for from thirteen to seventeen years before emerging as an adult to live in the open for a brief period.
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The periodical cicada.
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