baviaan spider, noun phrase

Forms:
Also baviaans spider.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Partial translation of South African Dutch baviaan spinnekop, see baviaan spinnekop.
obs.
baboon spider.
1918 S.H. Skaife Animal Life in S. Afr. 170Best known, perhaps, of all the South African spiders are the huge, black, baviaans spiders. They sometimes reach a length of two inches...Their fangs are very long and sharp.
1920 F.C. Cornell Glamour of Prospecting 232The huge ‘baviaan’ spider provided one of these [poisons]...These venomous insects were pounded between stones and the resultant paste exposed to the light of the moon for several nights.
baboon spider.

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