- 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
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Examples from the Web for lycosid
To the next family, Lycosid, belong the large spiders most often seen in fields and pastures.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
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
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