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dog-day cicada

[dawg-dey, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌdeɪ, ˈdɒg-/
any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen, that have distinctive songs commonly heard during July and August.
Also called harvest fly. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There is in this day-song no suggestion of the blistering, feverish shrill of the dog-day cicada, but a far-off dreamy sound.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

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