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ladybird beetle

[ley-dee-burd] /ˌleɪ diˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
Also called ladybird.
Origin of ladybird beetle
1730-1740
1730-40, Americanism; lady (uninflected possessive case) Virgin Mary + bird; i.e. (our) Lady's bird
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  • For instance, a monarch butterfly is more similar to a tiger swallowtail butterfly than either is to a ladybird beetle.

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