noun, plural ci·ca·das, ci·ca·dae [si-key-dee, -kah-] /sɪˈkeɪ di, -ˈkɑ-/.
- cibber, colley,
- cicada killer,
- cicatricial alopecia
Origin of cicada
Examples from the Web for cicada
As if from some horror movie, cicada nymphs have been described as “boiling out of the ground.”
She wanted to get that Cicada body into her den, to feed her young ones with it.
In a week it had eaten the Cicada and grown to be a big fat grub.
But if one presents a stick to it, continuing to whistle, the Cicada settles on it and begins again to descend backwards.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
noun plural -das, -dae (-diː), -las or -le (-leɪ)
Word Origin for cicada
late 14c., from Latin cicada "cicada, tree cricket," not a native Latin word; perhaps a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.