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love·bird

 (lŭv′bûrd′)
n.
1. Any of various small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds and noted for the apparent affection between mates.
2. lovebirds Informal A couple who are openly affectionate or demonstrative with each other, especially in public.

lovebird

(ˈlʌvˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any of several small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds
2. (Animals) another name for budgerigar
3. informal a lover: the lovebirds are in the garden.

love•bird

(ˈlʌvˌbɜrd)

n.
1. any of various small parrots, esp. of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown between mates.
2. lovebirds, a pair of lovers.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lovebird - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colorslovebird - small Australian parakeet usually light green with black and yellow markings in the wild but bred in many colors
parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
genus Melopsittacus, Melopsittacus - a genus of Psittacidae
2.lovebird - small African parrot noted for showing affection for their mates
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
Agapornis, genus Agapornis - a genus of Psittacidae
Translations

lovebird

[ˈlʌvbɜːd] Nperiquito m lovebirds (fig) (hum) → palomitos mpl, tórtolos mpl

lovebird

[ˈlʌvˌbɜːd] n (fig) → piccioncino/a
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