wolf spider


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wolf spider

n.
Any of various spiders of the family Lycosidae that stalk prey on the ground and do not spin webs.

wolf spider

n
(Animals) any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it. Also called: hunting spider

wolf′ spi`der


n.
any of numerous spiders of the family Lycosidae, living in crevices on the ground and hunting prey directly rather than capturing them in a web.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wolf spider - ground spider that hunts its prey instead of using a webwolf spider - ground spider that hunts its prey instead of using a web
spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
family Lycosidae, Lycosidae - wolf spiders
European wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula, tarantula - large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
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