What Is a Cobweb and Where Does the Word Cobweb Come From?

A cobweb is a spiderweb.

cobweb with dew

The word cob comes from the Middle English word coppe for spider.

Apart from that, there is also a group of spiders specifically called “cobweb spiders.”

Cobweb spiders build messy webs in corners and usually have a bulblike body and clawlike legs.

Black widows fall into this category.