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sea spider

  

      n   a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring  
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spider  
      n  
1    any predatory silk-producing arachnid of the order Araneae, having four pairs of legs and a rounded unsegmented body consisting of abdomen and cephalothorax  
   See also       wolf spider       trap-door spider       tarantula       black widow  
2    any of various similar or related arachnids  
3    a hub fitted with radiating spokes or arms that serve to transmit power or support a load  
4      (Agriculture)   an instrument used with a cultivator to pulverize soil  
5    any implement or tool having the shape of a spider  
6      (Nautical)   a metal frame fitted at the base of a mast to which halyards are tied when not in use  
7    any part of a machine having a number of radiating spokes, tines, or arms  
8      (Also called)    octopus     (Brit)   a cluster of elastic straps fastened at a central point and used to hold a load on a car rack, motorcycle, etc.  
9      (Snooker, etc.)   a rest having long legs, used to raise the cue above the level of the height of the ball  
10      (Angling)   an artificial fly tied with a hackle and no wings, perhaps originally thought to imitate a spider  
11       short for       spider phaeton  
     (Old English spithra; related to Danish spinder, German Spinne; see spin)  


bird spider  
      n   any large hairy predatory bird-eating spider of the family Aviculariidae, of tropical America  
cardinal spider  
      n   a large house spider, Tegenaria parietina  
diadem spider  
      n   a common Eurasian spider, Araneus diadematus, that constructs orb webs: family Argiopidae  
house spider  
      n   any largish dark spider of the genus Tegenaria that is common in houses, such as the cardinal spider  
hunting spider  
      n      another name for       wolf spider  
jumping spider  
      n   any spider of the family Salticidae, esp. Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances  
money spider  
      n   any of certain small shiny brownish spiders of the family Linyphiidae  
redback spider  
      n   a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen  
red spider  
      n   short for red spider mite (see spider mite)  
sea spider  
      n   a small marine arachnid, having four pairs of legs and somewhat resembling a spider, unusual in that the male carries the eggs once they are laid and cares for the offspring  
spider crab  
      n   any of various crabs of the genera Macropodia, Libinia, etc., having a small triangular body and very long legs  
spider hole  
      n     (Military)   a small hole in the ground in which a sniper hides  
spider-hunting wasp  
      n   any solitary wasp of the superfamily Pompiloidea, having a slender elongated body: the fast-running female hunts spiders as a food store for her larvae  
spider mite  
      n   any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp. Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest  
spider monkey  
      n  
1    any of several arboreal New World monkeys of the genus Ateles, of Central and South America, having very long legs, a long prehensile tail, and a small head  
2    woolly spider monkey   a rare related monkey, Brachyteles arachnoides, of SE Brazil  
     (C18: so called because its long limbs resemble the legs of a spider)  
spider orchid  
      n   any of several European orchids of the genus Ophrys, esp. O. sphegodes, having a flower with yellow, green, or pink sepals and a broad brown velvety lip  
spider phaeton  
      n   (formerly) a light horse-drawn carriage with a high body and large slender wheels,   (Sometimes shortened to)    spider  
spider plant  
      n   a name for various house plants, esp. for Chlorophytum elatum: see chlorophytum  
trap-door spider  
      n   any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae that construct a silk-lined hole in the ground closed by a hinged door of earth and silk  
water spider  
      n   a Eurasian spider, Argyroneta aquatica, that spins a web in the form of an air-filled chamber in which it lives submerged in streams and ponds  
wolf spider  
      n   any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it,   (Also called)    hunting spider  

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n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
n.
A small invertebrate animal such as an insect or spider
[UK] [informal] Ex.: Don't be afraid; these minibeasts won't devour the big one you are!
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