Araneous
Araneous A*ra"ne*ous ([.a]*r[=a]`n[-e]*[u^]s), a. [L. araneosus, fr. aranea spider, spider's web.] Cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye. See {Arachnoid}. --Derham. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • araneous — ara·ne·ous …   English syllables

  • araneous —   a. like a spider s web; transparent; delicate …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • araneose — adjective see araneous * * * /euh ray nee ohs /, adj. arachnoid, esp. as a plant. Also, araneous /euh ray nee euhs/. [1875 80; < L araneosus pertaining to a spider, equiv. to arane(a) spider, spiderweb, cobweb (akin to Gk aráchne spider) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • araneose — /euh ray nee ohs /, adj. arachnoid, esp. as a plant. Also, araneous /euh ray nee euhs/. [1875 80; < L araneosus pertaining to a spider, equiv. to arane(a) spider, spiderweb, cobweb (akin to Gk aráchne spider) + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

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