Definition of purse-web in English:

purse-web

noun

Zoology
  • An enclosed tubular spider's web, characteristic of mygalomorph spiders of the family Atypidae, that extends from the burrow for some distance and somewhat resembles the finger of a glove.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Christopher McCook (1837–1911). From purse + web.

Pronunciation

purse-web

/ˈpəːswɛb/