plural noun

: a widely distributed family of spiders that spin no webs, usually have the first two pairs of legs much longer than the last two pairs, and comprise the crab spiders

Word History


New Latin, from Thomisus, type genus (irregular from Greek thōminx cord, string) + -idae; from their drawing single threads

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“Thomisidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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