Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds and noted for the apparent affection between mates.
  • noun Informal A couple who are openly affectionate or demonstrative with each other, especially in public.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little parrot or parrakeet, remarkable for the affection it shows for its mate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small Australian parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors; also called the budgie.
  • noun small African parrot noted for showing affection for their mates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any small parrot from one of the nine species within the genus Agapornis (Greek: αγάπη agápē 'love'; όρνις órnis 'bird'), sometimes they are kept as cage birds, noted for their affection towards each other.
  • noun metaphorical, usually in the plural (One of the persons of ) an openly affectionate couple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors
  • noun small African parrot noted for showing affection for their mates

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

love +‎ bird

Examples

  • Those do, sometimes, veer into the saccharine: secondary characters also end up in lovebird pairs, a heroine who pined for children turns out not to be infertile after all, a secondary love interest manages to knock him -/herself out of the running by secretly being a Bad Person and not a worthy rival at all, etc.

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  • From their site: cheerful, colorful avians, two by two. freehanded on felt, so every bird is one-of-a-kind, like you. two-line saying in lovebird cursive (neat, carefree handwriting).

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  • From their site: cheerful, colorful avians, two by two. freehanded on felt, so every bird is one-of-a-kind, like you. two-line saying in lovebird cursive (neat, carefree handwriting).

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  • Any lovebird that lays eggs, it is a guarantee that the lovebird is a female.

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  • Wait for a few seconds, if the nail start swinging in circles, the lovebird is a male.

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  • Well, the wifi we were using "lovebird", decided they would lock it!

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  • Hasn't this "lovebird" aware that the airports are on almost lockdown mode after the attempted terrorist attempt?

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  • Most of the times I had traveled to Jamaica, I used the 'lovebird' out of emotional ties.

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  • Most Nauseating Puppy Love: Platinum Hit's lovebird hipsters Johnny and Jes get all warm and fuzzy when they learn their challenge is to write about love — you know, that crazy thing that makes people weak in the knees and apparently abuse the English language.

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  • Most Nauseating Puppy Love: Platinum Hit's lovebird hipsters Johnny and Jes get all warm and fuzzy when they learn their challenge is to write about love — you know, that crazy thing that makes people weak in the knees and apparently abuse the English language.

    Top Moments: True Blood's Lost Year and Stewart Goes On the Offensive

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