from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Coccinellidæ, containing about 6 species of ladybird beetles of predaceous habits, natives of subtropical regions.
- n. [lowercase] Any member of this genus: as, the cardinal vedalia (the species above mentioned).
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- n. native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
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