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black widow Explained

black widow at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a very poisonous type of spider that is black with red marks//

black widow at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any member of six known species of spider in the genus Latrodectus. They have a venomous bite that is rarely fatal to humans. Black widows occur in N. and S. America, Africa, SW Asia, and S Europe. Three species are found in the U.S. The female of the most common N. Amer. species is shiny black, usually with a reddish hourglass-shaped design on the underside of the spherical abdomen, and with a body about 1 in. (2.5 cm) long. The black widow preys on insects. The male, about one-fourth the female's size, is often killed and eaten by the female after mating (the source of its name).

black widow at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

black widow at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

black widow
n : venomous New World spider; the female is black with an
hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen
[syn: {Latrodectus mactans}]

black widow at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :LatrodectusMactansVentral34.JPG|thumb|a female black widow

English

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=black widow
  • Any of several species of venomous spider, particularly Latrodectus sp.. The bite is painful to humans, rarely fatal to healthy individuals, but can be life-threatening or fatal to infants or young toddlers. Females are marked by a red hourglass shape on the abdomen (see photo, this page, and photos in Wikipedia). Mature males are smaller, of the same black color or a dark brown, have an elongated and slender abdomen (rather than the rotund abdomen of the mature female), and are marked on the dorsal of the abdomen with small flattened diamond shapes of the same scarlet color as the female's marks on the ventral of her abdomen.
    1. A woman who kills one or more of her lovers.
    2. A female martyr (a suicide bomber or shaheed), whose husband was killed.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » spider Inter: taxlink » Latrodectus mactans|species, Inter: taxlink » Latrodectus hesperus|species, Inter: taxlink » Latrodectus variolus|species

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » species of venomous spider

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|vídua negra|f
  • Cheyenne: Inter: tø » chy|mo'ôhtáevé'ho'á'e
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sort enke|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zwarte weduwe|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|nigra vidvino
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|veuve noire|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|schwarze Witwe|f
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαύρη χήρα|f|tr=mavre khera
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|vedova nera|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|naʼashjéʼii bijéí dah łichíiʼii, Inter: tø » nv|naʼashjéʼii diłhiłí
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sorte enke|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|viúva-negra|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|чёрная вдова|f|tr=čórnaja vdová
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|črna vdova|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|viuda negra|f, Inter: t- » es|cazampulga|f Inter: qualifier » Honduras
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|svart änka|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|karadul


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a murderous woman
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|vídua negra|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zwarte weduwe|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|nigra vidvino
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|veuve noire|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|schwarze Witwe|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαύρη χήρα|f|tr=mavre khera
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|vedova nera|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|naʼashjéʼii bijéí dah łichíiʼii, Inter: tø » nv|naʼashjéʼii diłhiłí
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sorte enke|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|viúva-negra|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|чёрная вдова|f|tr=čórnaja vdová
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|črna vdova|f
  • Spanish: viuda negra, cazampulga Inter: qualifier » Honduras
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|karadul

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a shahid widow
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|чёрная вдова|f|tr=čórnaja vdová, Inter: t- » ru|шахидка|f|tr=šaxídka|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|karadul

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * katipo Inter: qualifier » New Zealand
    • redback Inter: qualifier » Australia


    Category: Category:en:Arachnids -
    Translation: fr » black widow
    Translation: ru » black widow
    Category: simple:black widow -
    Translation: zh » black widow