lovebird

[ luhv-burd ]
/ ˈlʌvˌbɜrd /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. love-in,
  2. love-in-a-mist,
  3. love-in-idleness,
  4. love-lies-bleeding,
  5. loveable,
  6. lovebirds,
  7. lovebite,
  8. lovecraft,
  9. lovecraft, h. p.,
  10. loved

Origin of lovebird

First recorded in 1585–95

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British Dictionary definitions for lovebirds

lovebird

/ (ˈlʌvˌbɜːd) /

noun

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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