[ luhv-burd ]
/ ˈlʌvˌbɜrd /
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any of various small parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets.
lovebirds, a pair of lovers, especially a married couple who show very close mutual love and concern.
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Origin of lovebird
First recorded in 1585–95
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How to use lovebird in a sentence
She looks to me like a cross between a saint in a picture frame and a love bird in a tree, and her eyes!The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
"Come to me," he commanded, and she flew to his arms as the love-bird flies upward to her mate in the pomegranate tree.Six Women|Victoria Cross
If the time should come when the little love-bird would sing its song for Cacami, he shall know it.A Prince of Anahuac|James A. Porter
If a small love-bird could look and sound fierce it would resemble Aunt Polly at that moment.At the Crossroads|Harriet T. Comstock
"Don't you love-bird me," cried Mrs. Bindle, who had been looking for some one on whom to vent her displeasure.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for lovebird
/ (ˈlʌvˌbɜːd) /
any of several small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds
another name for budgerigar
informal a loverthe lovebirds are in the garden
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