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Definition of the noun cicada

What does cicada mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cicadas / cicadae (less preferred form)

  1. stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone

Alternative definition of the noun cicada


  1. any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings.


  1. Cicada are a British electronic music group.
  2. Cicada is a musical group.
    • albums: "Over the Sea / Under the Water", "Let's Go", "Coastland", "Pieces"
  3. Cicada is a musical group.
    • albums: "Oscillator", "Soup Sonic"

There are other groups with in their name, like Silent Cicada.


  1. "Cicada": Cicada is the self-titled debut album from the electronic band Cicada. Released in the UK during summer 2006 on Critical Mass Records, the album contained several songs that the band had released previously as 12-inch singles.
  2. "Cicada" is a musical album of Noriyuki Makihara & Hazmat Modine.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  3. "Cicada" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Cicada" is a musical album of Deuter.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  5. "Cicada" is a composition.
  6. "Cicada" is a musical album of Submersion.
  7. "Cicada" is a musical album of Kevin Volans.
  8. "Cicada" is a musical album of Cat Scientist.
    • released on (8 years ago)


"Cicada" is a written work.


"Cicada" is a film, directed by Dean Yamada.

  • country: Japan
  • language: Japanese Language
  • released in


Cicada è un super criminale immaginario della DC Comics. Comparve per la prima volta in The Flash vol. 2 n. 171.


Cicada was an American Thoroughbred champion racehorse bred by Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stud. A bay filly by Bryan G., she was out of Satsuma; Satsuma's dam was Hildene, a "blue hen" mare and the first horse owned by Chenery. Sired by the 1926 Kentucky Derby winner Bubbling Over, Hildene cost $600.


Cicada, seeking to provide 'urban acupuncture' for the industrial city, the cocoon-like installation provides a calm public space that grounds its inhabitants.


  1. Cicada lore and mythology is rich and varied as there are c 2500 species of cicada throughout the world, many of which are undescribed and remain a mystery to science. Cicada has been prized as a delicacy, and are famed throughout the world for their song.
  2. Cicada: The genus Cicada is a group of Old World cicadas.
  3. Cicada is the free newspaper of the WEAK! for the 2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture edited by Nikita Wu.

Phrases with Cicada

  1. Cicada Atra
  2. Cicada Orni
  3. Cicada Puer
  4. Cicada Rufa
  5. Cicada Aaede
  6. Cicada Lanio
  7. Cicada Maura
  8. Cicada Picta
  9. Cicada Plaga
  10. Cicada Adusta
  11. Cicada albida
  12. Cicada Antica
  13. Cicada Aurata
  14. Cicada Aurita
  15. Cicada Duplex
  16. Cicada Infans
  17. Cicada Jubata
  18. Cicada Juncta
  19. cicada killer
  20. genus cicada

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cicada

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Google previewGarden Insects of North America (2015)

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs by Whitney Cranshaw

Periodical cicada is a remarkable insect that has both a very extended life cycle and synchronized emergence. Twelve distinct broods exist in different regions through the eastern U.S. Each brood emerges every seventeenth year. The largest ...

Google previewDiabetes Among the Pima (2008)

Stories of Survival by Carolyn Smith-Morris

The cicada is a desert insect known for its loud, buzzing call that seems to emanate from all around, camouflaging the exact whereabouts of its producer. Cicadas are particularly well adapted to the desert heat: they germinate underground, ...

Google previewComprehensive Objective Biology

Cicada is an animal. Electron microscope was developed by Jensen. Streamline body of fishes is an example of long term adaptation. Scientist accept all teleological explanations. There are 96,000 km ...

Google previewMusic and Science in the Age of Galileo (1992)

by V. Coelho

cicada is the most impenetrable in revealing its source of sound, yet the needle penetrates too deeply. In Cesare Ripa's widely-read mythography Iconologia, the cicada is described as a symbol of music.44 It is unthinkable that Galileo ...

Google previewGeorgicorum Libri Quatuor. The Georicks with an English Translation and Notes by John Martyn (1741)

It has been ufual to render cicada a groß. hopper, but very erroneously : for the cicada is an infećt of a very different fort. It has a Tum rounder and shorter body, is of a dark green colour, fits upon trees, and makes a noise five times louder than ...

Google previewThe Singapore Necklace (2012)

A Secret Love Across Two Cultures by Jaim Kaan

Cicada means tree cricket in Latin. Looking like a large fly, the insect is present in all forests in the tropics making high pitched ringing sounds. : Fruit from the Sapodilla tree. Light brown skin and flesh, black seeds. Fruit can be very sugary ...

Google previewIllustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising (2012)

Antique, Period, and Modern by Anna M. Miller

The cicada is an Oriental talisman for long life and good fortune. 4–98. Egyptian amulets and charms have esoteric meanings. The new pendant, left, is also the zodiac symbol of the archer Sagittarius. There is no older symbol than the scarab, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of China (2013)

History and Culture by Dorothy Perkins

The cicada has the longest lifespan of any insect—up to 17 years or more. It has long been a symbol of regeneration or rebirth for the Chinese because it sheds its skin and renews itself when it becomesmature. Cicadas average one to two ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia ... (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

Cicada. Linn. TETTIGoNIA. Olivier. Antennae inserted on ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

It takes the name of bee-eater from its being very fond of those insects : it will also catch gnats, flies, cicada;, and other...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

LEDRA, CIcADA. Linn. Geoffroy. MEMBRAcis. Olivier, Lamarck, Schrank. Antennae inserted on the frontlet, the two first joints equal in length, the first rather thickest, the third ending in a long seta. Thorax on each side dilated into an auricle.

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Small photo of Two cicadas - Meimuna opalifera and Large Brown Cicada - have perched on a stem of cherry tree in Fukuoka city, JAPAN.Small photo of Adult Cicada resting next to molted shellSmall photo of Moulting of Cicada,Meimuna opalifera Walker, Pompania sp. Order : Homoptera Family : Cicadidae on the tree in gardenSmall photo of Periodic Cicada adult (17 Year) (Magicicada selendecim), New JerseySmall photo of Cicada MatingSmall photo of The cicada is a small insect if it's true but it's wings do it. Is so loud roaring The cicada large and mature to make noise up to 200 decibels ever.Small photo of The cicada is a small insect if it's true but it's wings do it. Is so loud roaring The cicada large and mature to make noise up to 200 decibels ever. More...

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Quotes about Cicada

A mantis stalking a cicada is unaware of an oriole behind.
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Scrabble value of C3I1C3A1D2A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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