plural noun Sed·en·tar·i·ae \-ēˌē\

Definition of Sedentariae

in former classifications

  1. :  a group including sedentary web-spinning spiders that wait for their prey to become entangled in their snares

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Origin and Etymology of sedentariae

New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of sedentarius sedentary

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a trip made at another's expense

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