araneid

noun ara·ne·id \ə-ˈrā-nē-əd, ˌa-rə-ˈnē-, -ˌid\

Definition of araneid

plural

araneids

  1. :  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 1

araneid

adjective araneid spiders an araneid web

araneidal

\¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dəl\ adjective

araneidan

\¦a-rə-¦nē-ə-dən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of araneid

New Latin Araneida


First Known Use: 1831


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