One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Christopher McCook (1837–1911). From purse + web.
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