Definition of wolf spider in English:

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wolf spider

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝olf ˌspīdər/


A fast-moving ground spider that runs after and springs on its prey.
  • Family Lycosidae, order Araneae
Example sentences
  • As I watched, several kinds of ants crossed my view, followed by a tiny red mite, a sizable wolf spider, and two colorful jumping spiders.
  • Scientists based in England, Denmark, New Zealand, and Israel tested a quick ground beetle, an ambushing wolf spider, and a web-building desert spider to see if they selectively forage for fat and protein.
  • This wolf spider exhibited significant levels of both partial feeding and prey abandonment at high rates of encounter with prey.
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