from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See ladybug.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and red or yellow spotted elytra.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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, ladybeetle, and lady beetle. Coccinella seplempunctata in one of the common European species. See coccinella.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beetle of the family Coccinellidæ, order Coleoptera, so called from its graceful form and delicate coloration.
- n. The pintail duck, Dafila acuta: so called from its graceful form.
- n. A lady-love; a sweetheart: often used as a term of endearment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
-- And why do the people in Suffolk call a ladybird "Bishop Barnaby?"
The Finnish word for ladybird translates to Blood Gertrude.
There are about 5,000 species of ladybugs, also known as ladybird beetles, with about 450 species in the United States, Losey said.
So when I married I had sixty shirts, and many other things — sewn by my mother and my aunt, all with my initial, and the ladybird, which is our crest.’
MARIQUITA Mariquita (Spanish for 'ladybird') is the sole survivor of the
Both girls had some trouble understanding his accent, and they were thrown off by his use of "ladybird" instead of "ladybug" when referring to the red-and-white sweater Gabby wants for Christmas.
A special YogaBugs session – face-painting and dressing up as a ladybird or caterpillar is optional – will offer a chance for over-excited souls to unwind a little.
The first of these introductions begins on Thursday with the release of 30 ladybird spiders into the RSPB's Arne reserve in Dorset.
It is the mature male ladybird spiders that have the bright red bodies covered in small black spots, which give the species its name.
The ladybird spider – Eresus sandaliatus – is one of the most colourful arachnids in Britain, but by the 1990s only 56 were left.
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