plural -s
: a small black venomous spider (Latrodectus tridecimguttatus) of southern Europe having 13 small red spots on the abdomen

Word History


Italian malmignatta, from mal, malo bad (from Latin malus) + mignatta leech

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“Malmignatte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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