- A cicada of genus Magicicada of east US whoever 17-year or 13-year life pattern is made up practically entirely of a nymphal stage invested underground. Upon promising out of this phase, the periodical cicada transforms into a winged person, mates, lays eggs, and dies fleetingly thereafter. Also referred to as seventeen-year locust.
- us cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs just take 13 to 17 many years to grow
Hypernym for "periodical cicada"
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