har·​vest·​man ˈhär-vəs(t)-mən How to pronounce harvestman (audio)

Examples of harvestman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That distinction went to a harvestman from South America, whose legs spanned 34 cm. Ashley P. Taylor, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2012 The invincible harvestman - fends off spiders by just being incredibly hard, by Matt Soniak. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2011 Surprisingly, there was no female harvestman found nearby, indicating that the two were likely separated while in the throes of passion. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2016 This harvestman, or daddy long legs, spider moves along a dry branch in a small hollow created by a landslip on the hillside of Sierra Blanca, Andalusia, Spain. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Some large-pincer harvestman species live in cold, humid caves in the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Balkan Peninsula, forming a narrow band across Europe. Joshua Rapp Learn, Scientific American, 23 Dec. 2019 Opillonids, also called harvestmen, consist of one basic body segment — plus legs — while spiders have two main body parts: the cephalothorax and abdomen. Fox News, 3 Jan. 2014 But Mr. Yearwood wants the harvestman—which resembles a spider but technically is more of a... Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2017 After a months-long puberty, the male harvestman Halitherses grimaldii had finally blossomed into full manhood, sporting a penis that grew to nearly half of his body length when erect. National Geographic, 1 Feb. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harvestman was in 1847

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“Harvestman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harvestman. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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