Epeira E*pei"ra, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spiders, including the common garden spider ({E. diadema}). They spin geometrical webs. See {Garden spider}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Epeira — was a genus of spiders, now considered a junior synonym of genus Araneus Clerck, 1757.It was first coined by Charles Athanase Walckenaer in 1805, for a range of spiders now considered Araneidae (orb weavers). Over time, a rather diverse set of… …   Wikipedia

  • Epeira — Epeira, Gattung der Radspinnen (s.d.) mit acht Augen in vier Reihen, die zwei mittleren Reihen erweitert; Arten: die Kreuzspinne (E. diadema) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • epeira — I. ə̇ˈpīrə Etymology: New Latin, from epi + eira (from Greek eirein to fasten in rows, string together) more at series synonym of aranea II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • epeira — e·pèi·ra s.f. TS zool.com. → ragno crociato {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1892. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Epeira, comp. di epi sopra e del gr. eírō io intreccio …   Dizionario italiano

  • epeira — e|pei|ra Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • epeira — {{hw}}{{epeira}}{{/hw}}s. f. Ragno caratterizzato da una serie di macchie a forma di croce sul dorso, che intesse ampie tele fra i rami …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • epeira — pl.f. epeire …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • epeira — epei·ra …   English syllables

  • Epeira diadema — Epeira diadema, Kreuzspinne …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Epeira diadema — 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

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