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la·dy·bug

 (lā′dē-bŭg′)
n.
Any of numerous small, rounded, usually colorful beetles of the family Coccinellidae, often reddish with black spots and feeding primarily on other insects, including pests such as scale insects and aphids. Also called lady beetle, ladybird.

[Probably from its seven spots being considered a symbol of the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary.]

ladybug

(ˈleɪdɪbʌɡ)
n
(Animals) US another word for ladybird

la•dy•bug

(ˈleɪ diˌbʌg)

n.
any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects but including several forms that feed on plants.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pestsladybug - 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
slunéčko sedmitečné
mariehøne
leppäkerttu
bubamara
katicabogár
テントウムシ
무당벌레
buburuză
pikapolonica
nyckelpiga
แมลงเต่าทอง
сонечко
con bọ rùa

ladybug

[ˈleɪdibʌg]
see ladybirdlady friend namie flady-in-waiting [ˌleɪdiɪnˈweɪtɪŋ] ndame f d'honneur

ladybug

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
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