plural noun

: a family of diurnal hunting spiders that have eight eyes and long legs and do not use webs to trap their prey

Word History


New Latin, from Oxyopes, type genus (from Greek oxyōpēs sharp-eyed, from oxy- oxy- + -ōpēs -eyed—from ōps eye—) + -idae

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“Oxyopidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxyopidae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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