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red spider

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noun
  1. spider mite.

Origin of red spider

First recorded in 1640–50
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Historical Examples

  • Of these, mealy-bug, red-spider, thrips and mildew are most troublesome.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick


British Dictionary definitions for red spider

red spider

noun
  1. the red spider miteSee spider mite
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