See also: love bird

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Peach-faced Lovebirds of the genus Agapornis

EtymologyEdit

love +‎ bird

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lovebird (plural lovebirds)

  1. Any small parrot from one of the nine species within the genus Agapornis. Sometimes they are kept as cage birds and are noted for their affection towards each other.
  2. (figuratively, usually in the plural) One of the members of an openly affectionate couple.
    • 1999, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, “The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey”, in Friends, season 5, episode 15:
      Okay, all right, whew! What do you say we all clear out of here and let these two lovebirds get back down to business?

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