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[ ley-dee-buhg ]


  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of ladybug1

First recorded in 1690–1700; lady + bug 1

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Example Sentences

Months earlier, the mother-daughter duo got matching ladybug tattoos, a tribute to Rowan’s newborn nickname, “Bug.”

The ladybugs and birds feed on crop pests, reducing the need for pesticides.

For example, it could not tell the difference between a 10-spot ladybug and a 22-spot ladybug.

I planned the ladybug to be all recycled, but the DOT specifications of must “last more than five years, and weigh less than seven pounds” made the use of recycled materials very difficult.

He was swimming in nature—ladybugs and rabbits, vegetable gardens and citrus trees, puddles and creeks, daylight and the sky—unlike in prison.

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Exhale on the cold pane, then draw a ladybug in the condensation.

She has nicknames for all her students—she coos that they are her “ladybug” or “honey pie” or “sexy lady.”

Most important of these is the natural enemy of the orange-tree scale, the ladybug, or ladybird beetle.

"I am his mistress," said Ladybug, and seized the shape by the throat.

Ladybug pressed me closely and began to rock from side to side.

Then rising, still in silence, Ladybug hurled me upon the bosom of the lake.

Ladybug, the dead man's fiancée, believed the rash-judging preacher.





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