web spinner

noun
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of web spinner

: an insect that spins a web; especially : any of an order (Embioptera synonym Embiidina) of small slender gregarious insects with biting mouthparts that live in silken tunnels which they spin

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1825


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