dog-day cicada

[dawg-dey, dog-]

noun

any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen, that have distinctive songs commonly heard during July and August.

Nearby words

  1. dog's-tongue,
  2. dog's-tooth check,
  3. dog-and-pony show,
  4. dog-catcher,
  5. dog-cheap,
  6. dog-doo,
  7. dog-ear,
  8. dog-eared,
  9. dog-eat-dog,
  10. dog-end

Also called harvest fly.

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