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noun
any of numerous ground spiders of the family Lycosidae, including the southern European tarantula, Lycosa taretula, that hunt their prey instead of using a web.

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Origin of wolf spider

First recorded in 1600–10
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wolf spider

noun
any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch itAlso called: hunting spider
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