araneid

noun

ara·​ne·​id
ə-ˈrā-nē-əd,
ˌa-rə-ˈnē-,
-ˌid
plural araneids
: a spider of the family Araneidae : orb weaver
Many of them were orb weavers of the family Araneidae. Whatever was fatal for the birds seemed to be highly beneficial for the araneids.David Quammen, The Song of the Dodo, 1996
broadly : spider sense 1
araneid adjective
araneid spiders
an araneid web
araneidal
¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dᵊl
adjective
araneidan
¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dᵊn
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Araneida

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of araneid was in 1831

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“Araneid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/araneid. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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