orb weaver

noun
any of numerous spiders of the family Argiopidae, characterized by loosely woven, spiraling webs that have support lines radiating outward from the center.

Origin:
1885–90

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orb weaver

any spider of the family Araneidae (Argiopidae or Epeiridae) of the order Araneida, a large and widely distributed group noted for their orb-shaped webs. More than 2,500 species are known.

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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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