redback spider

red-back spider

[red-bak]
noun
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:
1940–45

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redback or redback spider
 
n
a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
 
redback spider or redback spider
 
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