periodical cicada
noun Date: 1890 seventeen-year locust

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • periodical cicada — noun North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature • Syn: ↑seventeen year locust, ↑Magicicada septendecim • Hypernyms: ↑cicada, ↑cicala • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • periodical cicada. — See seventeen year locust. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • periodical cicada — period′ical cica′da n. ent seventeen year locust • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • periodical cicada. — See seventeen year locust. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cicada — For other uses, see Cicada (disambiguation). Cicada Annual cicada, Tibicen linnei Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Decim periodical cicadas — Magicicada septendecim (Linnaeus, 1758) was the first periodical cicada described. This 17 year species is closely related to two 13 year species (M. tredecim and M. neotredecim); these three species are often described together as decim… …   Wikipedia

  • Magicicada — Periodical cicada Magicicada sp. from Brood XIII, 2007 Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • periodicalcicada — periodical cicada n. A cicada of the genus Magicicada of the eastern United States whose 17 year or 13 year life cycle consists almost entirely of a nymphal stage spent underground. Upon emerging from this stage, the periodical cicada transforms… …   Universalium

  • Charles Lester Marlatt — Born 1863 Atchison, Kansas Died 1954 Fields …   Wikipedia

  • Magicicada — septendecim Systematik Unterordnung: Rundkopfzikaden (Cicadomorpha) Überfamilie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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