Diadem spider
Diadem Di"a*dem, n. [F. diad[`e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to bind round; dia` through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr. d[=a] to bind.] 1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general. ``The regal diadem.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center. [1913 Webster]

{Diadem lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Indri}.

{Diadem spider} (Zo["o]l.), the garden spider. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • diadem spider — noun Etymology: so called from its crown shaped markings : a European garden spider (Aranea diadema) * * * diadem spider noun The common garden spider (from its markings) • • • Main Entry: ↑diadem …   Useful english dictionary

  • diadem spider — /daɪədɛm ˈspaɪdə/ (say duyuhdem spuyduh) noun the common garden spider, Araneus diademata, of Europe and North Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Diadem — Di a*dem, n. [F. diad[ e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to bind round; dia through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr. d[=a] to bind.] 1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diadem lemur — Diadem Di a*dem, n. [F. diad[ e]me, L. diadema, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to bind round; dia through, across + ? to bind; cf. Skr. d[=a] to bind.] 1. Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spider — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. arachnid, spinner, harvestman, daddy longlegs. Common spiders include: tarantula, black widow, garden, diadem, grass, trapdoor, crab, water, bird, brown, hermit, wolf, jumping, burrowing, hunting, violin back, brown recluse,… …   English dictionary for students

  • European garden spider — For the 1952 documentary film, see The Garden Spider. Araneus diadematus Female waiting for prey. Notice the signal thread …   Wikipedia

  • Garden spider — Garden Gar den (g[aum]r d n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.] 1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • European garden spider — noun A common arachnid, scientific name Araneus diadematus Syn: cross spider, diadem spider, garden spider …   Wiktionary

  • garden-spider — n. Cross spider, diadem spider …   New dictionary of synonyms

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