from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A venomous spider, Latrodectus hasselti, endemic to Australia.
- n. A brown and white sandpiper, Calidris alpina, native to the Northern Hemisphere; the dunlin.
- n. the yuan (CNY), the currency of the People's Republic of China (Red Chinese money)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dunlin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The red-backed sandpiper, or American dunlin. A. Wilson. See cut under dunlin.
- n. The pectoral sandpiper, Tringa maculata.
Queensland spider expert Robert Raven says he is surprised that the redback, which is not natural to Queensland, is causing such a disturbance even with the high humidity.
If current trends continue unabated, Moyo goes much further than the usual surveys predicting when China will surpass the US in GDP - she suggests China's new hegemony could include the "redback" renminbi replacing the "greenback" dollar as the world's favourite currency.
China's $50bn IMF deal puts 'redback' on the world stage
"redback," in contrast to the American greenback, which gives some idea about the competition between the currencies is playing out.
But if it ever were to happen, can we expect the Darwinists to come to her defense by pointing to the female redback spider?
Stringybark graphics has a fabulous redback spider pattern which they will put on t-shirts, linen dress shirts or any clothes they produce (click on the "prices" link).
He has a history of these stunts, holding Australian records for three-week stints in a snake pit, a shark tank and also in a cage with redback spiders.
This community shares some species with both the Laurentian Mixed Forest and boreal forest, but some species are unique to its alpine tundra, such as longtail shrew, boreal (southern) redback vole, gray-cheeked thrush, spruce grouse, and gray jay.
The old caravan he lived in before he built the house was still outside, full of redback and white-tail spiders, scorpions and the odd snake.
Oh, and "biosecurity" regulations that mean many NZ fresh vegetables/fruits are barred from Australia; along with the importation of Australian pests such as the redback spider and Ross River virus carrying mosquito as NZ imports soar and NZ Customs/Biosecurity is simply unable to check all shipping containers.