plural noun

: a large family of small spiders that weave horizontal sheet webs

Word History


New Latin, from Linyphia, type genus (from Greek linyphos linen weaver—from linon linen, cord, flax + hyphos web—+ New Latin -ia) + -idae

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“Linyphiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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