[ luhv-burd ]
/ ˈlʌvˌbɜrd /
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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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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