What is another word for black widow?

Pronunciation: [blˈak wˈɪdə͡ʊ] (IPA)

The term "black widow" has been widely used to describe a deadly and venomous spider species of the genus Latrodectus, which is known for having a black body and red hourglass-shaped markings on its abdomen. However, there are several other words and phrases that can be used as synonyms for "black widow." These include widow spider, hourglass spider, red spider, and button spider. In addition, some cultures have their own names for this deadly spider, such as "shining spider" in South Africa and "kapakipari" in the Amazon. Regardless of the name used, it's important to recognize and avoid these spiders to prevent any potentially dangerous encounters.

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What are the hypernyms for Black widow?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Black widow?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for black widow (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Black widow?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Famous quotes with Black widow

  • I think it's not a femme fatale when someone is not doing it to manipulate men or be like a black widow. She loves him. She does it out of love. She wants him so badly to stay with her.
    Salma Hayek
  • I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy.
    Kary Mullis
  • I've heard all the usual Sweetness and Light that kids get pushed at them—how they should always forgive, how there’s some good in the worst of us, etc. But when I see a black widow, I step on it; I don’t plead with it to be a good little spider and please stop poisoning people. A black widow spider can’t help it—but that’s the point.
    Robert A. Heinlein

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