noun Date: 1595 any of various small usually gray or green parrots (especially genus Agapornis of Africa) that show great affection for their mates

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  • lovebird — /luv berrd /, n. 1. any of various small parrots, esp. of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets. 2. lovebirds, a pair of lovers, esp. a married couple who show very close mutual love and… …   Universalium

  • lovebird — UK [ˈlʌvˌbɜː(r)d] / US [ˈlʌvˌbɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms lovebird : singular lovebird plural lovebirds 1) a small colourful parrot (= a tropical bird with a curved beak) 2) lovebirds [plural] humorous two people who love each other,… …   English dictionary

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  • Lovebird — Unzertrennliche Pfirsichköpfchen Systematik Klasse: Vögel (Aves) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • lovebird — love|bird [ˈlʌvbə:d US bə:rd] n 1.) lovebirds [plural] two people who show by their behaviour that they love each other very much used humorously 2.) a small brightly coloured ↑parrot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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