Definition of Ladybug

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

Definition of Ladybug

1. n. Same as Ladybird.

Definition of Ladybug

1. Noun. (North America) any of the ''Coccinellidae'' family of beetles, typically having a round shape and a colorful shell. Also called ladybird or lady beetle. See w:Coccinellidae for more information. ¹

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Definition of Ladybug

1. a small beetle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ladybug

1. Same as Ladybird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ladybug

lady or tiger
lady palm
lady smock
lady smocks
lady tulip
lady who lunches
ladybird beetle
ladybird spider
ladybug (current term)

Literary usage of Ladybug

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1. Nature in Verse: A Poetry Reader for Children by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1895)
"ladybug, ladybug. ladybug, ladybug, haste away home ! Your house is on fire, Your children will burn. Dear ladybug, I am sorry for you If your house is .on ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1918)
""Yes," the ladybug answered, "but they only live there until it is time to go to work." "Of course, I know that is n't true," Mary Jinny said, ..."

3. Handbook of Nature Study: For Teachers and Pupils in Elementary Schools by Dietrich Lange (1898)
"ladybug AND LARV^ ON ROSE times they starve in LEAF. great numbers, because their food gives out. What becomes of the millions of insects when cold weather ..."

4. Folded Paper Projects by Joy Evans, Jo Ellen Moore (2000)
"Glue a ladybug on the front of an invitation to the parents to visit the classroom. • Have students unfold their ladybugs, ..."

5. Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 2-3 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Martha Cheney (2005)
"You may wish to reread "ladybug, ladybug" as you work. 1. In the poem, what is the father ladybug doing? (A) cooking (D clapping © jumping (p) sweeping 2. ..."

6. The Insular First Reader by David Gibbs (1920)
"THE ladybug AND THE FLY jr\ *,. i • * A ladybug and a fly once lived together in a little house. They cooked their food in an eggshell. ..."

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