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Definition of cicadas

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

any of a family (Cicadidae) of homopterous insects which have a stout body, wide blunt head, and large transparent wings and the males of which produce a loud buzzing noise usually by stridulation.
From Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Definition as written by melody:

These are cicadas.There are several varieties of these insects.The larvae live in the ground for a certain number of years...depends on the species as to how long,finally emerge ,climb up a tree,and split their skin.The adult cicada emerges and vibrates it's wings,causing an erie singing sound.This is to find a mate.

When thousands of cicadas do this at the same time,you can hear it in your homes and going down the road in your car.

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