Definition of Araneous

1. a. Cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye. See Arachnoid.



Definition of Araneous

1. Adjective. Extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb. ¹

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Definition of Araneous

1. cobwebby [adj] - See also: cobwebby

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Araneous

araneicides
araneid
araneidal
araneidan
araneidans
araneids
araneiform
araneina
araneism
araneoidea
araneology
araneomorph
araneomorph funnel-web spider
araneomorph funnel-web spiders
araneomorphs
araneous (current term)
arango
arangoes
aranology
arapaima
arapaimas
araphia
araponga
arapongas
arapunga
arapungas
arar
arara
arariba
araribas

Literary usage of Araneous

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1. Electricity and the Methods of Its Employment in Removing Superfluous Hair by Plymmon Sandford Hayes (1910)
"If you have chosen the larger trunk, as for instance the central vessel in the araneous variety, a single application may do all that is required. ..."

2. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1870)
"And in the canals or apertures of the sponge are small crabs, which by opening and closing a sort of araneous net work over the apertures, do catch small ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1847)
"... the chorion which must have somewhat advanced had been left behind, for around the ovum hung an araneous structure, which appeared to be the incipient ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"... •which resembles a cobweb ; a fine thin transparent membrane, lying between the dura and pia mater. araneous ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"H. Derham, as quoted by Richardson, uses the word araneous. Sweep th'arron* down, till all be clean, neer Hn, ..."

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