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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ wid′ow(n.)

  1. a venomous black spider, Latrodectus mactans, of warm regions, including the U.S.: the female has an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. any venomous spider of the cosmopolitan genus

    Lactrodectus.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of black widow:

1910–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black widow, Latrodectus mactans(noun)

    venomous New World spider; the female is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen

Wiktionary

  1. black widow(Noun)

    A species of venomous spider, particularly Latrodectus sp.. The bite is painful to humans, rarely fatal to healthy individuals, but can be life-threatening or fatal to infants or young toddlers. Females are marked by a red hourglass shape on the abdomen (see photo, this page, and photos in Wikipedia). Mature males are smaller, of the same black color or a dark brown, have an elongated and slender abdomen (rather than the rotund abdomen of the mature female), and are marked on the dorsal of the abdomen with small flattened diamond shapes of the same scarlet color as the female's marks on the ventral of her abdomen.

  2. black widow(Noun)

    A woman who kills one or more of her lovers.

  3. black widow(Noun)

    A female martyr (a suicide bomber or shaheed), whose husband was killed.

Freebase

  1. Black Widow

    Black Widow are a rock band that formed in Leicester, England in September 1969. The band were mostly known for its early use of satanic and occult imagery in their music and stage act. The band were often compared with the better-known Heavy metal band Black Sabbath, but the bands were only superficially similar.

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