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ladybug

noun la·dy·bug \ˈlā-dē-ˌbəg\

: a type of small flying insect that has a round red back with dark spots

Full Definition of LADYBUG

:  any of numerous small nearly hemispherical often brightly colored often spotted beetles (family Coccinellidae) of temperate and tropical regions that usually feed both as larvae and adults on other insects (as aphids) —called also lady beetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle
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Origin of LADYBUG

Our Lady, the Virgin Mary
First Known Use: 1699
LADYBUG Defined for Kids

ladybug

noun la·dy·bug \ˈlā-dē-ˌbəg\

Definition of LADYBUG for Kids

:  a small rounded beetle that is often brightly colored and spotted and feeds mostly on other insects (as aphids)

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