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ladybug

[ ley-dee-buhg ]
/ ˈleɪ diˌbʌg /
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noun

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.

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Also called ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird beetle, ladybird.

Origin of ladybug

First recorded in 1690–1700; lady + bug1
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