Definition of redback in English:

redback

Line breaks: red|back
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛdbak
 
/
(also redback spider)

noun

  • A highly venomous Australasian spider which is black with a bright red stripe down the back, closely related to the American black widow.
    • Latrodectus hasselti, family Theridiidae
    More example sentences
    • From Sydney we have had the Sydney huntsman spider, the Australian redback spider, and the North American southern ring-necked snake.
    • Such a strategy has been identified in a range of animals, including the redback spider, house sparrow, and moth.
    • Data from two observational field studies and one release experiment suggest that in the absence of cannibalism, male redbacks would expect fewer than one mating opportunity in a lifetime.

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