cicala

cicala

[si-kah-luh; Italian chee-kah-lah]
noun, plural cicalas Italian, cicale [chi-kah-le] .

Origin:
< Italian < Latin cicāda cicada

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cicada or cicala (sɪˈkɑːdə)
 
n , pl -das, -dae, -las, -le
any large broad insect of the homopterous family Cicadidae, most common in warm regions. Cicadas have membranous wings and the males produce a high-pitched drone by vibration of a pair of drumlike abdominal organs
 
[C19: from Latin]
 
cicala or cicala (sɪˈkɑːdə, -diː, -leɪ)
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin]

cicala (sɪˈkɑːlə, Italian tʃiˈkala)
 
n , pl -las, -le
another name for cicada
 
[C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada]

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