magicicada magicicada

Definition(s):

  • (n) seventeen-year locust

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  1. So, where are the cicadas?

    York, PA - Several weeks ago, entomologists across the country predicted the 17-year cicada, also called Magicicada Brood II, would blanket much of the eastern United States.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: York Daily Record

  2. Nick Paumgarten: David Rothenberg’s cicada music.

    Yes, the cicadas are here, or somewhere, anyway. This would be Brood II of the periodical seventeen-year cicada Magicicada septendecim, last seen on the Mid-Atlantic Coast in 1996. It’s tempting to say that the din of anticipatory/celebratory/cicadapocalyptic news coverage has been as noisy as . . .
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

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