epeira

noun
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plural -s

Definition of epeira

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a spider of the genus Araneus : garden spider

Epeira

Epei·​ra | \ ə̇ˈpīrə \

Definition of Epeira (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of aranea

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History and Etymology for epeira

New Latin, from epi- + -eira (from Greek eirein to fasten in rows, string together)

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“Epeira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epeira. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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