sev|en|teen-year locust

sev|en|teen-year locust
sev|en|teen-year locust «SEHV uhn TEEN YIHR»,
a cicada of the United States that requires from thirteen to seventeen years to develop from egg to adult; periodical cicada. The larva burrows underground and feeds on roots, emerging to live a short time as an adult. »

Seventeen-year locusts…climb trees in the summer and produce a lonesome continuous singing (A. M. Winchester).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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