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black widow

noun

Simple Definition of black widow

  • : a poisonous American spider

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of black widow

  1. :  a venomous New World spider (Latrodectus mactans) the female of which is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen

Illustration of black widow

1915

First Known Use of black widow

1915

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BLACK WIDOW Defined for Kids

black widow

noun

Definition of black widow for Students

  1. :  a poisonous spider the female of which is black with a red mark shaped like an hourglass on the underside of the abdomen




Medical Dictionary

black widow

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noun black wid·ow \-ˈwid-ˌō\

Medical Definition of black widow

  1. :  a venomous New World spider of the genus Latrodectus (L. mactans) the female of which is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen; broadly :  any other spider of the genus Latrodectus




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