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spiderling

[ spahy-der-ling ]
/ ˈspaɪ dər lɪŋ /
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noun
the young of a spider.
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Also spi·der·let [spahy-der-lit]. /ˈspaɪ dər lɪt/.

Origin of spiderling

First recorded in 1880–85; spider + -ling1
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How to use spiderling in a sentence

  • It’s because they’ve evolved such a bizarre array of ways to achieve their ultimate goal of siring spiderlings with a monster of a mother.

    The ungentle joy of spider sex|Ars Contributors|November 29, 2020|Ars Technica
  • Indeed, the web of this untutored little spiderling will be as characteristic of its species as the white spot upon its back.

    Book of Monsters|David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
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