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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


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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