Definition of Redback

1. n. The dunlin.



Definition of Redback

1. Noun. (Australia) A venomous spider, ''Latrodectus hasselti'', endemic to Australia. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A brown and white sandpiper, ''Calidris alpina'', native to the Northern Hemisphere; the dunlin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redback

1. a poisonous spider [n -S]

Medical Definition of Redback

1. The dunlin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redback

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redamaging
redan
redans
redargue
redargued
redargues
redarguing
redargution
redargutions
redargutory
redate
redated
redates
redating
redback (current term)
redback vole
redbacks
redbait
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redbaiter
redbaiters
redbaiting
redbaits
redbay
redbays
redbed
redbeds
redbellies
redbelly

Literary usage of Redback

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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... color + diminutive -ling}, or redback. A sandpiper of the Northern Hemisphere, which migrates annually between arctic breeding-grounds and the tropics, ..."

2. Life and Select Literary Remains of Sam Houston of Texas by William Carey Crane (1884)
"It was loudly asserted that these were only redbacks under the thin disguise of another name, and their utter and speedy depreciation, like their redback ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1908)
"This deposit carries about the same amount of sulphur as the redback and Green Pond mines, but rests on a dike of diabase that cuts the Siluro-Cambrian ..."

4. Silviculture: From the Crane of Forestry to Ecosystem Management edited by Louise H. Foley (1998)
"Conversely, composition of redback voles (Clethrionomys gapperi) decreased from 44 ... Also, the number of redback voles decreased by half and the number of ..."

5. Memoirs, with Special Reference to Secession and the Civil War by John Henninger Reagan (1906)
"Provision was made to fund the redback notes into interest-bearing bonds, and for a new issue of $350000 in what were called exchequer notes, ..."

6. Memoirs, with Special Reference to Secession and the Civil War by John Henninger Reagan (1906)
"Provision was made to fund the redback notes into interest-bearing bonds, and for a new issue of $350000 in what were called exchequer notes, ..."

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