black widow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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black widownoun [C]

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a very ​poisonous spider that ​lives in ​warmareas
(Definition of black widow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “black widow”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑寡妇毒蛛…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑寡婦毒蛛…
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