Entry from US English dictionary
(also brown recluse spider)
A brown venomous North American spider, identifiable by the dark brown violin-shaped marking on the top of its orange-yellow head. Also called fiddleback, violin spider.
- Loxosceles reclusa, family Loxoscelidae.
- Despite their negative reputation, brown recluse spiders get blamed for crimes they did not commit, says an arachnologist who is doing his best to set the record straight.
- The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, often gets a particularly bad rap.
- The spider was a brown recluse, I think, which is very poisonous.
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Syllabification: brown rec·luse
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