Next, the security services are talking up a black widow cell of up to 30 women trained in Chechnya.
Well, “black widow” was co-written by Katy Perry, which should say more about the song than even listening to it does.
One Katherine Pope, aka “the black widow,” because “every program she touches turns to death.”
type of poisonous spider (Latrodectus mactans) in U.S. South, 1904, so called from its color and from the female's supposed habit of eating the male after mating (they are cannibalistic, but this particular behavior is rare in the wild). Sometimes also known as shoe-button spider. The name black widow is attested earlier (1830s) as a translation of a name of the "scorpion spider" of Central Asia.