What is the Difference Between a Spider Web and a Cobweb and How Did the Word Cob Originate?

All spiders create their webs through a liquid secretion that hardens in the air.

These webs are nearly invisible, especially to the insects they trap.

In modern language, the spider’s web becomes a cobweb only after it collects dust and becomes visible, so the webs are different in name only.

what is the difference between a spider web and a cobweb and how did the word cob originate

The word cob came from writings as early as the thirteenth century and had evolved from coppe, an early word for spider.

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