- a small venomous spider, Latrodectus katipo, of New Zealand, commonly black with a red or orange stripe on the abdomen
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The katipo is a small poisonous spider confined to New Zealand.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
And now we may take breath for a minute or two, praise old Katipo, and cut off the pig's ears as a trophy.
Then Katipo discovers a small family of pigs comfortably stowed away among the dense vegetation of a little marshy hollow.
A great, heavy sow passes close before me, with Katipo tearing at her ear.
Katipo killed a kiwi in the course of our morning's hunt, and this bird is now being skinned, cut up, and roasted on sticks.