ladybird
noun see ladybug

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ladybird — La dy*bird , n. [Equiv. to, bird of Our Lady.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus {Coccinella} and allied genera (family {Coccinellid[ae]}); called also {ladybug}, {ladyclock}, {lady cow}, {lady fly},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladybird — sweetheart, 1590s, from SWEET (Cf. sweet) (adj.) + HEART (Cf. heart) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ladybird —    Drame de Ken Loach, avec Crissy Rock (Maggie), Vladimir Vega (Jorge), Sandie Lavelle (Mairead), Mauricio Venegas (Adrian).   Scénario: Rona Munro   Photographie: Barry Ackroyd   Décor: Martin Johnson   Musique: George Fenton   Montage:… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • ladybird — ► NOUN ▪ a small beetle with a domed back, typically red or yellow with black spots …   English terms dictionary

  • Ladybird — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Lady Bird Johnson (1912 2007) est la veuve de Lyndon B. Johnson et une ancienne première dame des États Unis. Ladybird est un film réalisé par Ken Loach… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ladybird —    This bright little insect (also called lady cow or Bishop Barnaby) is said to bring luck if it alights on someone, and should never be harmed. Children encourage it to fly away with some variant of the rhyme:    Ladybird, ladybird, fly away… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • ladybird — UK [ˈleɪdɪˌbɜː(r)d] / US [ˈleɪdɪˌbɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms ladybird : singular ladybird plural ladybirds British a small insect that has a round red or yellow body with small black spots on it …   English dictionary

  • ladybird — la·dy·bird (lāʹdē bûrd ) n. See ladybug. * * * the name of a series of small books started in 1940, which are designed to help children to learn to read. The books have a picture of a ladybird (= a round, red insect with black spots) on the front …   Universalium

  • ladybird — [[t]le͟ɪdibɜː(r)d[/t]] ladybirds N COUNT A ladybird is a small round beetle that is red with black spots. [BRIT] (in AM, use ladybug) …   English dictionary

  • ladybird — noun /ˈleɪ.di.bəːd,ˈleɪ.di.bɝd/ Any of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and a red or yellow spotted shell. Syn: ladybug, lady beetle …   Wiktionary

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