Coc`ci*nel"la\, n. [NL., fr. L. coccineus scarlet-colored. See Cochoneal.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small beetles of many species. They and their larv[ae] feed on aphids or plant lice, and hence are of great benefit to man. Also called ladybirds and ladybugs.
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