ladybird

ladybird
la·dy·bird (lāʹdē-bûrd') n.
See ladybug.

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the name of a series of small books started in 1940, which are designed to help children to learn to read. The books have a picture of a ladybird (= a round, red insect with black spots) on the front.

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