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Meaning of DADDY LONGLEGS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  spider-like arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
  2. [n]  long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite
 
 Synonyms: crane fly, harvestman, Phalangium opilio
 
 See Also: arachnid, arachnoid, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, family Tipulidae, genus Phalangium, Phalangium, Tipulidae, two-winged insects

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dad"dy long"legs`\
1. (Zo["o]l.) An arachnidan of the genus {Phalangium}, and
   allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long
   legs; -- called also {harvestman}, {carter}, and
   {grandfather longlegs}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A name applied to many species of dipterous
   insects of the genus {Tipula}, and allied genera, with
   slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane
   fly; -- called also {father longlegs}.

 
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 Related Terms: arachnid, arthropod, beetle, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, diplopod, fly, harvestman, hexapod, insect, larva, maggot, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, scorpion, spider, tarantula, tick
 

 

 

 

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