[ spahy-der-ling ]
/ ˈspaɪ dər lɪŋ /


the young of a spider.


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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also spi·der·let [spahy-der-lit] /ˈspaɪ dər lɪt/.

Origin of spiderling

First recorded in 1880–85; spider + -ling1
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