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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cicadaci‧ca‧da /səˈkɑːdə $ səˈkeɪdə, -ˈkɑː-/ noun [countable]  cicada.jpg HBIan insect that lives in hot countries, has large transparent wings, and makes a high singing noise
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cicadaHear the birds and cicadas, listen for the gentle breeze rustling the leaves.Outside there were evening cicadas, and the sounds of children in the street.Several days ago I also heard one cicada, but none since.The larvae of the cicadas that sit shrilling on trees spend their lives below ground sucking sap from roots.There were cicadas in the mimosa and gulls crying on the wing.The varieties are known, respectively, as 13-year cicadas and 17 year cicadas.It turns out that there is not just one 13-year cicada species and one 17-year species.
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