• Argiope
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Argiope the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n argiope A genus of brachiopods having a straight hinge-line, plicate shells, dorsal valve with from three to five septa, and a broad continuous brachidium divided into lobes by the septa. It occurs fossil in Mesozoic and Tertiary rocks, and also exists in present seas.
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In literature:

ARGIOPE, mason wasps for food prefer the spider, 170.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
As I passed a tall clump of grasses, I caught sight of a great pear shaped egg-nest of the huge Argiope Pixie.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Mary and I scraped acquaintance with our Argiope in a cypress-tree.
"Insect Stories" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Black-and-Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) photo: Will Cook.