orb weaver

noun
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of orb weaver

: any of a family (Araneidae) of spiders that have eight similar eyes and typically spin a large elaborate wheel-shaped flat web and that includes large or brightly colored spiders (genera Aranea and Argiope) found in gardens

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1883


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