seventeen-year locust


seventeen–year locust

noun

Definition of SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUST

:  a cicada (Magicicada septendecim) of the United States that has in the North a life of seventeen years and in the South of thirteen years of which most is spent underground as a nymph and only a few weeks as a winged adult

First Known Use of SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUST

1817

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