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Definition of orb web in English:

noun

A circular vertical spider’s web formed of threads radiating from a central point, crossed by radial links that spiral in from the edge.
Example sentences
  • Typically, the male walked up the side of the frame, eventually encountering one of the support threads of the orb web.
  • Or there's the time we kept a huge golden-spotted salamander successfully in a terrarium for a whole year, or the summer we watched as a huge spider rebuilt a beautiful orb web in our upstairs bathroom window each night.
  • An orb web near the top of the plant may have attracted the hunting wasp.

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