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orb weaver

noun
1.
any of numerous spiders of the family Argiopidae, characterized by loosely woven, spiraling webs that have support lines radiating outward from the center.
Origin of orb weaver
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the web for orb weaver
  • Some silk made by orb weaver spiders rivals the tensile strength of steel.
  • But it might also help birds locate an orb weaver in order to prey upon it.

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