Definition of ladybird in English:

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ladybird

Pronunciation: /ˈlādēˌbərd/

noun

chiefly British
Another term for ladybug.
Example sentences
  • Useful insects include silkworms and ladybirds that predate upon aphids.
  • There is at least one example where PA accumulated by aphids from their host plant are in turn sequestered by the aphid's predator, ladybird beetles.
  • Many insects, such as ground beetles, hoverflies and ladybirds, can keep pests under control - but not if they've been destroyed by chemical sprays.

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Syllabification: la·dy·bird

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