The definition of a spider is a small creature with eight legs and two fangs that makes webs, nests and cocoons out of the silk that it produces.(noun)
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Origin: ME spithre < OE spithra < *spinthra < spinnan, to spin
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Origin: Middle English spither
Origin: , from Old English spīthra; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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