ladybird


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la·dy·bird

 (lā′dē-bûrd′)
n.

ladybird

(ˈleɪdɪˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any of various small brightly coloured beetles of the family Coccinellidae, such as Adalia bipunctata (two-spotted ladybird), which has red elytra marked with black spots. Usual US and Canadian name: ladybug
[C18: named after Our Lady, the Virgin Mary]

ladybird

ladybug
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ladybird - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pestsladybird - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Adalia bipunctata, two-spotted ladybug - red ladybug with a black spot on each wing
bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis, Mexican bean beetle - introduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant
Hippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybug
Rodolia cardinalis, vedalia - native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
Translations
دُعْسُوقَةٌدُعْسوقَه
beruškaslunéčko sedmitečné
mariehøne
leppäkerttuleppäpirkko
bubamara
katicabogár
maríubjallamaríuhæna
テントウムシ
무당벌레
buburuză
lienka
pikapolonica
nyckelpiga
แมลงเต่าทอง
hanım/uğur böceğiuç uç böceğiuğur böceği
con bọ rùa

ladybird

[ˈleɪdɪbɜːd] ladybug (US) [ˈleɪdɪbʌg] N (= beetle) → mariquita f, vaca f de San Antón

ladybird

[ˈleɪdibɜːrd] ladybug [ˈleɪdibʌg] (US) ncoccinelle f

ladybird

[ˈleɪdɪˌbɜːd] lady£bug [ˈleɪdɪˌbʌg] (Am) ncoccinella

lady

(ˈleidi) noun
1. a more polite form of woman. Tell that child to stand up and let that lady sit down; The lady in the flower shop said that roses are expensive just now; Ladies' shoes are upstairs in this shop; (also adjective) a lady doctor.
2. a woman of good manners and refined behaviour. Be quiet! Ladies do not shout in public.
3. in the United Kingdom, used as the title of, or a name for, a woman of noble rank. Sir James and Lady Brown; lords and ladies.
ˈladylike adjective
like a lady in manners. She is too ladylike to swear.
ˈLadyship noun
(with Her, ~Your etc) a word used in speaking to, or about, a woman with the title `Lady'. Thank you, Your Ladyship; Ask Her Ladyship for permission.
ˈladybird noun
(American ˈladybug) a type of little round beetle, usually red with black spots.

lady's fingers

noun plural
the long sticky green pods of a tropical plant, used as a vegetable.

ladybird

دُعْسُوقَةٌ slunéčko sedmitečné mariehøne Marienkäfer πασχαλίτσα mariquita leppäkerttu coccinelle bubamara coccinella テントウムシ 무당벌레 lieveheersbeestje marihøne biedronka joaninha божья коровка nyckelpiga แมลงเต่าทอง uç uç böceği con bọ rùa 瓢虫
References in classic literature ?
I don't want dozens of people who are not at all worthy of Ladybird, to come here looking after her," said Miss Pross.
There never was, nor will be, but one man worthy of Ladybird," said Miss Pross; "and that was my brother Solomon, if he hadn't made a mistake in life.
I don't suppose anything about it but what Ladybird tells me.
Ladybird has learnt to know then that his mind is walking up and down, walking up and down, in his old prison.
On Sundays, Miss Pross dined at the Doctor's table, but on other days persisted in taking her meals at unknown periods, either in the lower regions, or in her own room on the second floor--a blue chamber, to which no one but her Ladybird ever gained admittance.
My dear boy, I can't make all old horses young; besides, Ladybird was not so very old, as she was run down and badly used.
He's growing young, Willie; we must give him a little gentle work now, and by mid-summer he will be as good as Ladybird.
TWO crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird and a whole farmyard of fun
It would be difficult to beat such an imaginative book for 3-5 year olds, choosing a ubiquitous animal as the ladybird and illustrating it in all its beautiful colours and spots.
A NEW set of stamps featuring images of the popular Ladybird books that helped generations of children learn to read has been issued by Royal Mail.