knoppie spider

noun
knop·​pie spider | \ ˈnäpē- \

Definition of knoppie spider

: either of two venomous spiders (Latrodectus geometricus and L. indistinctus) of southern Africa that are closely related to the American black widow

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History and Etymology for knoppie spider

Afrikaans knoppie, diminutive of knop knob, bud

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“Knoppie spider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knoppie%20spider. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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