Definition of wolf spider in English:

wolf spider

Syllabification: wolf spi·der

noun

  • A fast-moving ground spider that runs after and springs on its prey.
    • Family Lycosidae, order Araneae
    More 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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