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web spinner

noun
1.
any of several slender insects, of the order Embioptera, that nest in colonies in silken webs spun with secretions from the enlarged front legs.
Also called embiid.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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web spinner

noun
1.
any small fragile dull-coloured typically tropical insect of the order Embioptera, which has biting mouthparts and constructs silken tunnels in which to live
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