brown recluse spider


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brown recluse spider

n.
A venomous spider (Loxosceles reclusa) having a violin-shaped mark on the cephalothorax, native to the southern and central United States and found in dark undisturbed areas such as closets and sheds. Also called fiddleback spider.

brown′ rec′luse spi`der


n.
a pale brown, highly venomous North American spider, Loxoscelesreclusa, distinguished by a dark violin-shaped mark on the head region.
[1960–65]
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