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Meaning of cicada

ci•ca•da

Pronunciation: (si-kā'du, -kä'-), [key]
— pl. -das, -dae
  1. any large homopterous insect of the family Cicadidae, the male of which produces a shrill sound by means of vibrating membranes on the underside of the abdomen.
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