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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ladybird  \La"dy*bird`\,  n.  [Equiv.  to  bird  of  Our  Lady.] 
  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}, 
  and  {lady  beetle}.  {Coccinella  seplempunctata}  in  one  of  the 
  common  European  species.  See  {Coccinella}. 
  Note:  The  ladybirds  are  usually  more  or  less  hemispherical  in 
  form  with  a  smooth,  polished  surface,  and  often 
  colored  red,  brown,  or  black,  with  small  spots  of 
  brighter  colors.  Both  the  larv[ae]  and  the  adult 
  beetles  of  most  species  feed  on  aphids,  and  for  this 
  reason  they  are  very  beneficial  to  agriculture  and 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ladybug  \La"dy*bug`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Same  as  {Ladybird}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  small  round  bright-colored  and  spotted  beetle  that  usually 
  feeds  on  aphids  and  other  insect  pests  [syn:  {ladybeetle}, 
  {lady  beetle},  {ladybird},  {ladybird  beetle}] 

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