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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ci·ca·da /səˈkedə, ˈkɑ; saɪˈke-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ci·ca·da n.; pl. E. Cicadas L. Cicadæ   Zool. Any species of the genus Cicada or of the family Cicadidae. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (Cicada septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.
 Syn: -- cicala.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has
          drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone [syn:
      [also: cicadae (pl)]