Origin of ladybird beetle
Also called la·dy·bird.
- any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects, but including several forms that feed on plants.
Origin of ladybug
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Examples from the Web for ladybird
But then the biggest danger we faced was tripping over the occasional turtle that clambered out of Ladybird Lake.Ranger Rick and the Coyote
Carol Flake Chapman
September 10, 2011
Now, Ladybird, never you stir from that fire till I come back!
I don't suppose anything about it but what Ladybird tells me.
I know that the longer I keep you here, the greater hope there is for my Ladybird.
Our common name is ladybird, my own name is Alois, I am a poet by profession.The Adventures of Maya the Bee
Ladybird is one of the most charming of Mrs. Marshall's child heroines.The Girls of St. Olave's
- any of various small brightly coloured beetles of the family Coccinellidae, such as Adalia bipunctata (two-spotted ladybird), which has red elytra marked with black spotsUsual US and Canadian name: ladybug
C18: named after Our Lady, the Virgin Mary
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Word Origin and History for ladybird
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