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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dog-day cicada mean? 

  The noun DOG-DAY CICADA has 1 sense:

1. its distinctive song is heard during July and August

  Familiarity information: DOG-DAY CICADA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Its distinctive song is heard during July and August

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Nouns denoting animals


dog-day cicada; harvest fly

Hypernyms ("dog-day cicada" is a kind of...):

cicada; cicala (stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone)

Holonyms ("dog-day cicada" is a member of...):

genus Tibicen; Tibicen (harvest flies)

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