wolf spider

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.

Origin:
1600–10

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wolf spider
 
n
Also called: hunting spider any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it

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