ladybug

See also: lady-bug

EnglishEdit

 
A ladybug.

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ladybug (plural ladybugs)

  1. (Canada, US) Synonym of ladybird.

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