Araneidae

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plural noun Ar·a·ne·i·dae \¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-ˌdē\

Definition of Araneidae

  1. :  a family of spiders (order Araneae synonym Araneida) comprising the orb weavers Spiders of the family Araneidae build the familiar orb webs that are composed of a long thread of sticky silk laid in a spiral pattern on a frame of nonsticky threads. — Robert E. Ricklefs and Gary L. Miller, Ecology, 2000

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Origin and Etymology of araneidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Araneus araneus + -idae -idae


First Known Use: 1824


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