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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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The third title in an award-winning series, "PECK: A Little Lovebird in a Big Land" follows the brave, round- the- world voyage of lovebird Peck from Australia.
In 2 lovebird (Agapornis species) cases, direct sequencing of proventricular samples confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium avian genotype III.
Enrichment of a lovebird's cage is important as it will keep them from boredom and depression.
The beak of the lovebird, you see, is quite large in relation to its body.
Air Jamaica Air JamaicaOs Lovebird e-Savers Sale features deeply discounted fares in Lovebird Economy and Lovebird Executive classes.
The charges were also aired after the police lovebird had been returned to Germany.
Plus, Air Jamaica will also select five daily winners to receive Lovebird Executive Class upgrades and five daily winners to receive a one-day pass to its Lovebird Executive Lounge in the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay or Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
This book is about a young girl named Ruby Valentine and her cockatoo, Lovebird, who live in a cottage in Heartland.
HE'S had his first taste of freedom and even survived a magpie attack but now all this little lovebird wants is to be reunited with his owner.
Air Jamaica and the Government of Grenada have announced that there will be 8 weekly non-stop Lovebird flights between New York's JFK International Airport and Grenada, effective Feb.
This time it was the peach-faced lovebird, a kind of small parrot I once let go from his cage in a climate he might have survived in.
Abstract: A 12-year-old female black-masked lovebird (Agapornis personata) with a cobalt color mutation was presented for self-mutilation of a mass located on the right lateral neck.