Definition of araneid in English:


Line breaks: ara¦neid
Pronunciation: /əˈreɪnɪɪd


  • An invertebrate of an order that comprises the spiders.
    • Order Araneae, in particular the family Araneidae
    More example sentences
    • Females hunted for araneid spiders among the dense vegetation bordering the sand in which they nested.
    • She was just sitting there, as araneids are wont to do when there is no prey on their web.
    • The araneids are distinguished by their rather short, stout legs which are very spiny in most of the genera.


late 19th century: from modern Latin Araneida (former order name), from aranea 'spider'.

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