dogday cicada
Cicada Ci*ca"da (s[i^]*k[=a]"d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} (-d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} (-d[=e]). [L.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. 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 ({Cicada septendecim}) is called the {seventeen year locust}. Another common species is the {dogday cicada}.

Syn: cicala. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dogday cicada — Dog day Dog day or Dogday Dog day One of the dog days. [1913 Webster] {Dogday cicada} (Zo[ o]l.), a large American cicada ({Cicada pruinosa}), which trills loudly in midsummer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cicada — Ci*ca da (s[i^]*k[=a] d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} ( d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} ( d[=e]). [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cicada septendecim — Cicada Ci*ca da (s[i^]*k[=a] d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} ( d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} ( d[=e]). [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogday — Dog day Dog day or Dogday Dog day One of the dog days. [1913 Webster] {Dogday cicada} (Zo[ o]l.), a large American cicada ({Cicada pruinosa}), which trills loudly in midsummer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cicada pruinosa — Dog day Dog day or Dogday Dog day One of the dog days. [1913 Webster] {Dogday cicada} (Zo[ o]l.), a large American cicada ({Cicada pruinosa}), which trills loudly in midsummer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogday harvestfly — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Cicadae — Cicada Ci*ca da (s[i^]*k[=a] d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} ( d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} ( d[=e]). [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cicadas — Cicada Ci*ca da (s[i^]*k[=a] d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} ( d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} ( d[=e]). [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seventeen year locust — Cicada Ci*ca da (s[i^]*k[=a] d[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Cicadas} ( d[.a]z), L. {Cicad[ae]} ( d[=e]). [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Cicada} or of the family {Cicadidae}. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog day — or Dogday Dog day One of the dog days. [1913 Webster] {Dogday cicada} (Zo[ o]l.), a large American cicada ({Cicada pruinosa}), which trills loudly in midsummer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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