from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen that produce a shrill sound heard late in summer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an hemipterous insect of the genus Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. its distinctive song is heard during July and August


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