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See definition of cicada on Dictionary.com
  • as inseventeen-year locust
  • as inlocust

synonyms for cicada

  • cicala
  • dog-day cicada
  • periodical cicada
  • grasshopper
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How to use cicada in a sentence

It wasn’t a huge surprise to Koenig that some birds benefit from cicada eruptions.
CICADA BROOD X’S LEGACY: BIRD BABIES AND WELL-FERTILIZED TREESBENJI JONESAPRIL 16, 2021VOX
After mating, the adult cicadas will die off en masse just about as quickly as they arrived—likely sometime in late June or July—while their offspring tunnel underground, not to emerge until 2038, when the dance will begin anew.
TRILLIONS OF 'BROOD X' CICADAS ARE ABOUT TO EMERGE ACROSS THE U.S. TO SING, MATE AND DIE. HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECTREBECCA KATZMANAPRIL 14, 2021TIME
Sometime this spring, billions of cicadas that have been underground since 2004 will emerge en masse and blanket parts of the Eastern United States with their song and, eventually, their carcasses.
WHAT IS BROOD X? WHEN DO CICADAS COME OUT IN 2021? ANSWERING YOUR BUGGIEST QUESTIONS.BONNIE BERKOWITZ, ARTUR GALOCHAAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Adults cicadas live aboveground for two to four weeks and spend nearly all their time eating and trying to mate.
WHAT IS BROOD X? WHEN DO CICADAS COME OUT IN 2021? ANSWERING YOUR BUGGIEST QUESTIONS.BONNIE BERKOWITZ, ARTUR GALOCHAAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The sandy soil was never a good fit for cicadas, said John Cooley, who leads the Periodical Cicada Project at the University of Connecticut.
WHAT IS BROOD X? WHEN DO CICADAS COME OUT IN 2021? ANSWERING YOUR BUGGIEST QUESTIONS.BONNIE BERKOWITZ, ARTUR GALOCHAAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Down-county suburban neighborhoods are practically engineered to support cicadas, which will emerge this spring, Hickey said.
THE PAST WILL BE PRESENT AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S VIRTUAL HISTORY CONFERENCEJOHN KELLYJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Various lineages of cicadas and leafhoppers, for example, have gained, lost or swapped multiple endosymbionts many times, according to Nancy Moran, who studies insect endosymbioses at the University of Texas at Austin.
HOW TWO BECAME ONE: ORIGINS OF A MYSTERIOUS SYMBIOSIS FOUNDVIVIANE CALLIERSEPTEMBER 9, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The trees were fully green, and luscious fruits weighed down their branches, while over all was the drowsy hum of the cicada.
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We see, in drawings emblematical of the musical art, a Cicada resting on strings of a cythera.
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Nature has indemnified the female Cicada for this privation, by giving her an instrument less noisy indeed, but more useful.
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WORDS RELATED TO CICADA

  • cicada
  • grasshopper
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