European wolf spider


European wolf spider
noun
large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
Syn: ↑tarantula, ↑Lycosa tarentula
Hypernyms: ↑wolf spider, ↑hunting spider
Member Holonyms: ↑Lycosa, ↑genus Lycosa

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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