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garden spider

Line breaks: gar¦den spider
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːdnˌspʌɪdə(r)
 
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Definition of garden spider in English:

noun

A common European orb-web spider with pale markings on the large rounded abdomen.
  • Araneus diadematus, family Araneidae
Example sentences
  • Blackledge has studied several species, including the black-and-yellow garden spider and the banded garden spider, which incorporate designs like spirals and crosses into their webs.
  • The web of an average garden spider contains up to 30 metres of silk.
  • Here, we characterized silk cDNAs derived from the aciniform glands of Argiope trifasciata, the banded garden spider.

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