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ladybird beetle

[ley-dee-burd]
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noun
  1. ladybug.
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Origin of ladybird beetle

1730–40, Americanism; lady (uninflected possessive case) Virgin Mary + bird; i.e. (our) Lady's bird
Also called la·dy·bird.
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