[ red-bak ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbæk /
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
Words nearby red-back spider
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