ladybird beetle

[ ley-dee-burd ]
/ ˌleɪ diˌbɜrd /

noun

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Also called la·dy·bird .

Origin of ladybird beetle

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