Definition of black widow in English:

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black widow

(also black widow spider)

noun

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A highly venomous American spider that has a black body with red markings.
Example sentences
  • It's the female black widow spider that is venomous and displays a menacing red dot on her abdomen.
  • The agency advises anyone who comes into contact with a black widow against touching the spider or its web.
  • They casually remarked one morning that they'd seen a black widow spider in the tub and washed it down the drain.

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Syllabification: black wid·ow

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