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Definition of "ladybug" []

  • Any of numerous small, rounded, usually brightly colored beetles of the family Coccinellidae, often reddish with black spots and feeding primarily on insect pests, such as scale insects and aphids. Also called lady beetle, ladybird. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ladybug" in a sentence
  • ""And there's the very useful little beetle we call the ladybug, which is not a bug, but a beetle."
  • "A good clue to tracking down a ladybug is a sticky plant."
  • "The ladybug is a great help to men who own fruit orchards in the West."