ladybird ladybird  /ˈleɪ di ˌbɜrd/


  • (n) small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests



  1. Dr Majerus said: "This is without doubt the ladybird I have least wanted to see here. I knew it was on its way, but I hoped that it wouldn't be so soon. Now many of our ladybirds will be in direct competition with this aggressively invasive species,...
    on Oct 5, 2004 By: Michael Majerus Source: BBC News

  2. "The image of Florence that the spin doctors of the 1850s invented dug very deep," says Stone. "By the time it got to my childhood and the Ladybird Book of Florence Nightingale she floated about six inches off the floor and was doling out...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Norman Stone Source:

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