button spider

noun

Definition of button spider

: either of two venomous spiders (Latrodectus indistinctus and L. geometricus) of southern Africa closely related to the American black widow and resembling it in appearance and habits

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History and Etymology for button spider

probably translation of Afrikaans knopiespinnekop

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“Button spider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20spider. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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