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Noun: ladybug  'ley-dee,búg
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: ladybird)
  1. Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
    - ladybeetle [N. Amer], lady beetle [N. Amer], ladybird [Brit], ladybird beetle

Derived forms: ladybugs

Type of: beetle

Part of: Coccinellidae, family Coccinellidae

Encyclopedia: Ladybug, Ladybug