harvest fly
noun Date: circa 1753 cicada

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Harvest fly — Harvest Har vest (h[aum]r v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. karpo s fruit. Cf. {Carpet}.] 1. The gathering of a crop of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harvest fly — ☆ harvest fly n. CICADA * * * …   Universalium

  • harvest fly — ☆ harvest fly n. CICADA …   English World dictionary

  • harvest fly — noun its distinctive song is heard during July and August • Syn: ↑dog day cicada • Hypernyms: ↑cicada, ↑cicala • Member Holonyms: ↑Tibicen, ↑genus Tibicen * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • harvest-fly — harˈvest fly noun (in the USA) a cicada of various kinds • • • Main Entry: ↑harvest …   Useful english dictionary

  • harvest fly — har′vest fly n. ent cicada …   From formal English to slang

  • harvest fly. — See dog day cicada. * * * …   Universalium

  • harvest-fly — n. Locust (popularly but erroneously so called) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • harvest fly. — See dog day cicada …   Useful english dictionary

  • Harvest — Har vest (h[aum]r v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. karpo s fruit. Cf. {Carpet}.] 1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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