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[web-ee] /ˈwɛb i/
adjective, webbier, webbiest.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling a web.
Origin of webby
1655-65; web + -y1 Unabridged
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  • Spikelets 3–many-flowered, panicled or racemose; the flowers not webby at base.

  • He noted how the soft flesh was creasing into webby folds beneath her chin, below her eyes, at the base of her wrists.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • As soon as the meal was over, Ernest made Bill go and lie down on webby's bed.

    Battling the Clouds Captain Frank Cobb
  • These may be recognized sometimes by a webby substance, and again the insects themselves may be detected.

  • In the silence of arrested speech, he reached for her fingers, which were twisting nervously in the webby lace on her dress.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • "Druther fly," said webby promptly, laying down his rifle and starting toward the car.

    Battling the Clouds Captain Frank Cobb
  • "They feel it with their legs and their webby toes," said Connie.

    The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for webby


adjective -bier, -biest
of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of a web
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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