cicada cicada  /sə ˈkeɪ də/


  • (n) stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone


  1. Cicada celebration on Saturday in Kingston

    Celebrate the return of the cicadas after 17 years at The Second Septendecimal Cicada Celebration on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kingston Point Rotary Park, 51 Delaware Ave., Kingston. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  2. A Cicada Celebration at the Staten Island Museum

    An exhibition at the Staten Island Museum covers the cicada’s return to the area after a 17-year hiatus.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Cicada taste test in Andover Borough

    Since the recent emergence of cicada Brood II, Internet and social networking posts have blossomed with recipes for blanching, sauteeing and enjoying the insects as a main meal or side dish.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

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  1. "When I saw these patterns of structure on the cicada wings I thought they could be of some interest to the sensor application. So I coated a wing with silver and found it produced excellent results," Dr Stoddart says. "The wings have an...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Paul Stoddart Source: ScienceAlert

  2. "Our hypothesis is that cicada emergences minimize overlap with the periodic cycles of their predators, like birds and small animals, which are 2 to 5 years. By choosing prime number, through evolution, cicadas avoid meshing with these shorter...
    on May 19, 2009 By: Glenn Source: Softpedia

  3. "I am not saying we will have no trouble, but we are firm so far," Lula said. "As in the story of the cicada and the ant, while they sang, we worked."
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Lula da Silva Source: TopNews

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