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jumping spider

any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web.
Origin of jumping spider
1805-15 Unabridged
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  • Or so everyone thought, until scientists discovered a jumping spider that seems to be a vegetarian.
  • Watch as a jumping spider leaps through the air to catch its prey.
  • We found that a local jumping spider significantly reduced damage on basil plants.
British Dictionary definitions for jumping spider

jumping spider

any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances
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