malmignatte

noun
mal·​mi·​gnatte | \ ¦malmə̇n¦yat \
plural -s

Definition of malmignatte

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

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History and Etymology for malmignatte

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

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“Malmignatte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malmignatte. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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