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  1. any of various small parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets.
  2. lovebirds, a pair of lovers, especially a married couple who show very close mutual love and concern.

Origin of lovebird

First recorded in 1585–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for lovebird


  1. any of several small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds
  2. another name for budgerigar
  3. informal a loverthe lovebirds are in the garden
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