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red-back spider

[ red-bak ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbæk /
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noun
a venomous spider, Latrodectus hasselti, of Australia and New Zealand, related to the black widow spider and having a bright red stripe on the back.
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Origin of red-back spider

First recorded in 1940–45
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