araneose

araneose

[uh-rey-nee-ohs]
adjective
arachnoid, especially as a plant.
Also, araneous [uh-rey-nee-uhs] .


Origin:
1875–80; < Latin araneōsus pertaining to a spider, equivalent to arāne(a) spider, spiderweb, cobweb (akin to Greek aráchnē spider) + -ōsus -ose1

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