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lycosid

[lahy-koh-sid]
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noun
  1. a spider of the family Lycosidae, comprising the wolf spiders.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Lycosidae.
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Origin of lycosid

< New Latin Lycosidae family name, equivalent to Lycos(a) type genus (irregular < Greek lýkos wolf) + -idae -id2
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Historical Examples

  • To the next family, Lycosid, belong the large spiders most often seen in fields and pastures.

    Zoology: The Science of Animal Life

    Ernest Ingersoll

  • 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