lovebird

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English[edit]

Peach-faced Lovebirds of the genus Agapornis

Etymology[edit]

love +‎ bird

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lovebird (plural lovebirds)

  1. Any small parrot from one of the nine species within the genus Agapornis. Sometimes they are kept as cage birds and are noted for their affection towards each other.
  2. (figuratively, usually in the plural) One of the members of an openly affectionate couple.
    • 1999, “The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey”, in Friends, season 5, episode 15, spoken by Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc):
      Okay, all right, whew! What do you say we all clear out of here and let these two lovebirds get back down to business?

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  • Japanese: ラブバード (rabubādo)

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