ladybird beetle

ladybird beetle
noun
small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
Syn: ↑ladybug, ↑ladybeetle, ↑lady beetle, ↑ladybird
Hypernyms: ↑beetle
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Coccinellidae, ↑family Coccinellidae

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noun
see ladybird 1

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/lay'dee berrd'/
ladybug. Also called ladybird.
[1730-40, Amer.; LADY (uninflected possessive case) Virgin Mary + BIRD; i.e. (our) Lady's bird]

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ladybird beetle,
= ladybug. (Cf.ladybug)

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