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spider plant a plant of the lily family, with long, narrow, sometimes white-streaked leaves, commonly grown as a houseplant.
spider web a web constructed by spiders to trap prey, made from very fine filaments of silk secreted from their abdomens.
spiderwort any of various fleshy herbs that have grasslike leaves and bear showy three-petaled blue, purple, or pink flowers.
spidery like a spider, esp. in having long thin legs. [2 definitions]
spiel (informal) a usu. rehearsed talk or speech that is used to sell, persuade, or amuse.
spigot a device used to regulate the flow of liquid from a pipe or other opening; tap; faucet. [2 definitions]
spike1 an object similar in appearance and function to a nail, but longer and thicker, used to fasten or secure heavy timbers, railroad tracks, or the like. [9 definitions]
spike2 an ear of grain such as wheat. [2 definitions]
spike lavender an aromatic plant of southern Europe that bears pale purple flowers and yields an oil used in painting.
spikelet a small spike, esp. a secondary, flower-bearing spike in grasses.
spikenard an aromatic plant, native to East India, that bears purplish flowers. [3 definitions]
spiky resembling a spike or spikes; long and sharp-pointed. [2 definitions]
spile a wooden peg or plug, esp. one used as a spigot in a barrel. [4 definitions]
spill1 to cause or allow (a liquid or small particles or objects) to flow or fall from a container, esp. unintentionally. [9 definitions]
spill2 a thin piece of wood or twist of paper used to light a flame. [2 definitions]
spill-proof designed to prevent spilling, as a cup or jug.
spill the beans to inadvertently or purposely disclose a secret.
spillway a channel through which overflow can escape, as of water from a reservoir.
spin to draw out, twist, and wind (fibers), or to make (thread or yarn) by this process. [15 definitions]
spina bifida a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord protrudes from the spinal column, often resulting in severe neurological disorders.
spinach a leafy green plant widely cultivated as a vegetable.