Definition of Araneus
1. Noun. A genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Argiopidae, Family Argiopidae, Orb-weaver
Member holonyms: Araneus Cavaticus, Barn Spider, Aranea Diademata, Garden Spider
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Araneus
Literary usage of Araneus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"Is not this the common shrew-mouse, Sorex araneus (anciently Mite araneus), still known only by the name of ranny in ..."
2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"43. A male and a female from Wild Cat creek, October 19. araneus ... Several females collected from webs on tall grass at Manhattan, araneus ..."
3. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"... (Sorex araneus).] The Land Mouse, English. This is very like a mouse, excepting that it has a long sharp nose, almost like that of the coati-mondi, ..."
4. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources by James Wood (1899)
"Sp. Гг. Eschew fine words as you would rouge ; love simple ones as you would native roses on your cheek. Hart. E se finxit velut araneus—He spun from ..."
5. An Historical, Political, and Statistical Account of Ceylon and Its Dependencies by Charles Pridham (1849)
"... araneus.) Body very obtuse, perpendicularly striped with dark grey, approaching to black ; the first stripe taking part of the dorsal fin, the shoulder, ..."
6. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Sir William Jardine, Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston (1838)
"Both authors speak of it as being found in nearly the same situations as the S. araneus,— in barns, gardens, &c. the latter adding that it is not of ..."