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baviaan spinnekop, noun phrase

Forms:
Also babiaan spinnekop, etc.
Plurals:
baviaan spinnekoppen /baviˈɑːn ˈspənəkɔpən/, baviaan spinnekops.
Origin:
South African Dutch, AfrikaansShow more South African Dutch, baviaan baboon + spinnekop spider. (The modern Afrikaans form is bobbejaanspinnekop.)
obsolescent
baboon spider.
1879 Queenstown Free Press 21 Nov. (Pettman)I have seen here a rare spider, called by the natives Baviaan spinnekop. It is covered with hair, looks like a crab when running, and..has formidable fangs between the eyes half an inch long.
[1971 Informant, Grahamstown‘What’s the big, hairy spider that jumps?’ ‘A bobbejaan spinnekop.’]
baboon spider.

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