ladybug

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A ladybug

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From lady +‎ bug, the “lady” here referring to Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Compare German Marienkäfer.

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ladybug (plural ladybugs)

  1. (North America) any beetle of the Coccinellidae family of beetles, typically having a round shape and a colorful shell.

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