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A ladybug

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EtymologyEdit

From lady +‎ bug, the “lady” here referring to Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Compare German Marienkäfer.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.di.bʌɡ/
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NounEdit

ladybug (plural ladybugs)

  1. (Canada, US) Any beetle of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and a colorful shell.
    Synonym: ladybird

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