knoppie spider

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Jun. 2024.

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