knoppie spider


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

Word History


Afrikaans knoppie, diminutive of knop knob, bud

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“Knoppie spider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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