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[lahy-koh-sid] /laɪˈkoʊ sɪd/
a spider of the family Lycosidae, comprising the wolf spiders.
belonging or pertaining to the family Lycosidae.
Origin of lycosid
< New Latin Lycosidae family name, equivalent to Lycos(a) type genus (irregular < Greek lýkos wolf) + -idae -id2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To the next family, lycosid, belong the large spiders most often seen in fields and pastures.

  • We once saw a fuscipennis that was dragging a lycosid attacked by a bigger wasp of the same species.

    Wasps George W. Peckham
  • A lycosid spider (Pardosa lapidicina) carrying an egg sac was basking on an inclined rock surface.

  • A lycosid disappeared in the same way after being followed—at a run—for a hundred feet.

    Spiders Cecil Warburton
  • The famous tarantulas of southern Europe, whose bites were supposed to cause the dancing mania, were lycosid, or wolf-spiders.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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