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ladybird beetle

[ley-dee-burd] /ˌleɪ diˌbɜrd/
Also called ladybird.
Origin of ladybird beetle
1730-40, Americanism; lady (uninflected possessive case) Virgin Mary + bird; i.e. (our) Lady's bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A ladybird beetle, which has also been imported, is the most effective agent in keeping this pest in check.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Most important of these is the natural enemy of the orange-tree scale, the ladybug, or ladybird beetle.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter

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