Definition of Ladybird

1. Noun. Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests.




Definition of Ladybird

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus Coccinella and allied genera (family Coccinellidæ); -- called also ladybug, ladyclock, lady cow, lady fly, and lady beetle. Coccinella seplempunctata in one of the common European species. See Coccinella.

Definition of Ladybird

1. Noun. Any of the ''Coccinellidae'' family of beetles, typically having a round shape and red or yellow spotted elytra. ¹

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Definition of Ladybird

1. a ladybug [n -S] - See also: ladybug

Medical Definition of Ladybird

1. Any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus Coccinella and allied genera (family Coccinellidae); called also ladybug, ladyclock, lady cow, lady fly, and lady beetle. Coccinella seplempunctata in one of the common European species. See Coccinella. The ladybirds are usually more or less hemispherical in form, with a smooth, polished surface, and often coloured red, brown, or black, with small spots of brighter colours. Both the larvae and the adult beetles of most species feed on aphids, and for this reason they are very beneficial to agriculture and horticulture. Origin: Equiv. To, bird of Our Lady. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ladybird

lady killer
lady killers
lady of pleasure
lady of the house
lady or tiger
lady palm
lady smock
lady smocks
lady tulip
lady who lunches
ladybeetle
ladybeetles
ladybird (current term)
ladybird beetle
ladybird spider
ladybirds
ladyboys
ladybug
ladybugs
ladyclock
ladyclocks
ladycow
ladycows
ladye
ladyes
ladyfied

Literary usage of Ladybird

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1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"But if we look at the ladybird carefully we can see the head and the short, clublike antennae. Behind the head is the thorax with its shield, ..."

2. Nature in Verse: A Poetry Reader for Children by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1895)
"ladybird, ladybird! fly away home! The field-mouse has gone to her nest, ... ladybird, ladybird! fly away home ! Good luck if you reach it at last! ..."

3. The Gordon Readers by Emma K. Gordon, Marietta Stockard (1918)
"TO THE ladybird — Indian Fables. ladybird! ladybird! fly away home; The field mouse is gone to her nest, The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes, ..."

4. Aldine Readers by Catherine Turner Bryce, Frank Ellsworth Spaulding (1916)
"A little girl began to sing, "ladybird, ladybird, Fly away home. ... cried the ladybird. "Then I must fly home." She flew home as fast as she could. ..."

5. The Folk-lore Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Margaret Ely Webb (1916)
"ladybird! ladybird! fly away home! The glow worm is lighting her lamp, The dew's falling ... ladybird! fly away home! Good luck if you reach it at last! ..."

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