araneous

araneous
  a. like a spider's web; transparent; delicate.

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  • 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] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • araneous — ara·ne·ous …   English syllables

  • araneous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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