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web spinner

noun
1.
any of several slender insects, of the order Embioptera, that nest in colonies in silken webs spun with secretions from the enlarged front legs.
Also called embiid.
Origin of web spinner
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for web spinner

web spinner

noun
1.
any small fragile dull-coloured typically tropical insect of the order Embioptera, which has biting mouthparts and constructs silken tunnels in which to live
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