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banana spider See Brazilian wandering spider.
black widow a small spider, widespread in the United States, of which the female has a shiny, black body with an hourglass-shaped red mark on its underside, a poisonous but usu. not fatal bite, and a reputation for sometimes devouring its mate.
Brazilian wandering spider any of a family of highly venomous, quick-moving, and aggressive spiders native to the rainforests of Brazil, also known as the banana spider for the frequency with which members of this family are found in bunches of bananas.
brown recluse spider a highly poisonous, medium-sized brown spider that has a dark, violin-shaped mark on its body.
cobweb a web spun by a spider, or a single strand of this web. [1/5 definitions]
dock spider See fisher spider.
fang something similar in structure, such as the pincerlike front appendage of a venomous spider. [1/3 definitions]
fiddleback another name for the brown recluse spider.
fisher spider any of a family of nursery-web spiders that have the ability to skate across and dive beneath the surface of water, also called a dock spider.
gossamer a delicate spider web, esp. one that has become attached to a plant or is floating freely in the air. [1/3 definitions]
insect any similar animal, such as a spider. [1/3 definitions]
scorpion any of several small tropical animals related to the spider that have a long narrow body and a segmented tail with a venomous tip. [1/2 definitions]
spidery like a spider, esp. in having long thin legs. [1/2 definitions]
spin of a spider or insect, to make (a web or cocoon) by extruding filaments from the body. [1/15 definitions]
tarantula a large black spider of southern Europe. [1/2 definitions]
wolf spider a small- to medium-sized spider that hunts its prey rather than using a web.