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brown recluse spider

noun
1.
a small, pale-brown, venomous North American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, distinguished by a violin-shaped marking near the head, found outdoors in rock niches or indoors in drawers or dark corners: its bite may cause deep skin ulcers that are occasionally fatal.
Origin of brown recluse spider
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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