from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of common garden spiders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old genus of spiders, more or less exactly equivalent to the modern superfamily Araneida.
- n. [NL., neut. pl.] A former group of spiders, intermediate between a modern order and a modern genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders
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