Neph·i·la | \ ˈnefələ \
Definition of Nephila
: a genus (family Nephilidae) of large, elongate, brightly marked, mainly tropical spiders including the golden silk spider (N. clavipes)
Note: The genus Nephila was formerly classified in the family Araneidae, comprising the orb weavers, but is now usually classified in a separate family (Nephilidae).
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