jumping spider

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jumping spider

n
(Animals) any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances

jump′ing spi`der


n.
any of several small, hairy spiders of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey.
[1805–15]
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