Definition of malmignatte in English:

malmignatte

noun

  • A venomous spider of Mediterranean countries which belongs to a race of Latrodectus mactans, closely related to the American black widow.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Probably from French malmignatte from Corsican malmignatta or Italian malmignatta from malo bad (from classical Latin malus: see mal-) + mignatta leech.

Pronunciation

malmignatte

/malmɪˈnjat/