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cicala

[si-kah-luh; Italian chee-kah-lah] /sɪˈkɑ lə; Italian tʃiˈkɑ lɑ/
noun, plural cicalas Italian, cicale
[chi-kah-le] /tʃɪˈkɑ lɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Origin
< Italian < Latin cicāda cicada
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cicada

/sɪˈkɑːdə/
noun (pl) -das, -dae (-diː), -las, -le (-leɪ)
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from Latin

cicala

/sɪˈkɑːlə; Italian tʃiˈkala/
noun (pl) -las, -le (-leɪ; Italian) (-le)
1.
another name for cicada
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada
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