et·​ter·​cap | \ ˈetərˌkap\
plural -s

Definition of ettercap

1 Scottish : spider
2 Scottish : an ill-tempered or spiteful person

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First Known Use of ettercap

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ettercap

Middle English attercop, attercoppe, from Old English ātorcoppe, from ātor poison, venom + -coppe spider, from copp top, summit

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a shady place in a garden or forest

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