Definition of harvestman in English:

harvestman

Syllabification: har·vest·man
Pronunciation: /ˈhärvəstmən
 
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noun (plural harvestmen)

  • another term for daddy longlegs ( sense 1).
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    • The 400-million-year-old fossil organ belongs to a harvestmen or daddy longlegs, a non-web-spinning arachnid, related to mites and ticks.
    • While some species may be better at hunting than others, most harvestmen scavenge dead plants and animals, only occasionally catching relatively easy prey, such as small caterpillars.
    • Cave crickets and harvestmen or ‘daddy longlegs’ that live inside the caves during the day and feed outside the caves at night contribute important nutrients to the cave ecosystem.

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