Definition of crab spider in English:

crab spider

Syllabification: crab spi·der

noun

  • A spider with long front legs, moving with a crablike sideways motion and typically lying in wait in vegetation and flowers for passing prey.
    • Family Thomisidae: several genera
    More example sentences
    • The amount of time a crab spider spends foraging on a flower can have a significant effect on the spider's fitness.
    • For the purpose of this study, an important assumption was made about a crab spider's foraging behavior.
    • He spent the night under observation at the hospital after it was discovered he had been bitten by a venomous crab spider the size of a large coin.

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