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red-back spider

[red-bak] /ˈrɛdˌbæk/
noun
1.
a venomous spider, Latrodectus hasselti, of Australia and New Zealand, related to the black widow spider and having a bright red stripe on the back.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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