Etymology
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cicada (n.)

popular name of many insects which make a rhythmic chirping or creaking noise, late 14c., from Latin cicada "cicada, tree cricket," not a native Latin word; perhaps a loan-word from a Mediterranean substrate language.

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Definitions of cicada

cicada (n.)
stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone;
Synonyms: cicala
From wordnet.princeton.edu