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lovebird

[luhv-burd] /ˈlʌvˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
any of various small parrots, especially of the genus Agapornis, of Africa, noted for the affection shown one another and often kept as pets.
2.
lovebirds, a pair of lovers, especially a married couple who show very close mutual love and concern.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for love bird

lovebird

/ˈlʌvˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of several small African parrots of the genus Agapornis, often kept as cage birds
2.
another name for budgerigar
3.
(informal) a lover: the lovebirds are in the garden
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Word Origin and History for love bird
n.

1590s, small species of West African parrot, noted for the remarkable attention mating pairs pay to one another; figurative sense of "a lover" is attested from 1911.

Hold hands, you lovebirds. [Emil Sitka]

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