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corn spider


a widely distributed North American garden spider with distinctive yellow and black markings


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)


corn spiders

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Argiope aurantia [species] | black and yellow garden spider | writing spider | corn spider | Nephila vestita [species] | Epeira aurantia [species] | Epeira cophinaria [species] | Epeira ambitoria [species] | Epeira riparia [species] | ...

or corn spider. It's common to the contiguous United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. The etymology of its name means... (38 of 1142 words, 6 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

spider [arachnid] | Latrodectus [genus] | Atrax [genus]

any of about 42,700 species of arachnids that differ from insects in having eight legs rather than six and in having the body divided into two parts ... (27 of 1148 words, 17 images)



spider | spiders [plural] | spidered [past tense] | spidering [present participle] | araneid [zoology] | araneids [zoology, plural] | araneidan [zoology]

Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs to catch prey. | [internet] A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information. | [Australian, New Zealand] A float (drink)... (40 of 224 words, 11 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

spider | araneid [zoology] | araneidan [zoology]

any of an order (Araneae) of small, chiefly land arachnids having a body ... | [United States] a cast-iron frying pan, originally one with legs for ... (25 of 86 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


organism, mostly terrestrial, of the class Arachnida, order Araneae, with four pairs of legs and a two-part body consisting of a cephalothorax, or ... (23 of 442 words)


Collins Dictionary:


any of numerous arachnids constituting the order "Araneae" (or "Araneida"), which comprises the spiders (14 of 267 words, pronunciation)



spider | spiderish [adjective, related] | spiderlike [adjective, related]

any of an order (Araneae synonym Araneida) of arachnids having the abdomen ... | a cast-iron frying pan originally made with short feet to stand among ... (25 of 138 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:


Any of numerous arachnids of the order Araneae, having a body divided into ... | One that resembles a spider, as in appearance, character, or ... (24 of 91 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

spider [countable] | spiders [plural]

a small creature with eight legs that usually weaves a web to catch insects | [computing] a program that searches for new websites on the Internet and ... (26 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


Syllabification: (a·ra·ne·id) | [zoology] | an invertebrate of an order that comprises the spiders.; Order Araneae, in particular the family Araneidae (19 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/araneid

araneid [zoology]

an invertebrate of an order that comprises the spiders.; Order Araneae, in particular the family Araneidae (16 of 48 words, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a small creature similar to an insect with eight thin legs which catches other insects in a web (a net made from sticky threads) (24 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:


a member of the order Araneae (Araneida), comprising the spiders. (10 of 15 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

spider | spiders [plural]

a predatory invertebrate animal with four pairs of legs and two or more ... | a cast-iron frying pan, originally one with legs or feet for cooking on ... (27 of 235 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711656​/definition​.html  [offline]

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