Jumping spider
Jumping Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster]

{Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about.

{Jumping deer} (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes Caffer}), allied to the jerboa.

{Jumping louse} (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family {Psyllid[ae]}, several of which are injurious to fruit trees.

{Jumping mouse} (Zo["o]l.), North American mouse ({Zapus Hudsonius}), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also {kangaroo mouse}.

{Jumping mullet} (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet.

{Jumping shrew} (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the genus {Macroscelides}. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping.

{Jumping spider} (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus {Salticus} and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jumping spider — /ˈdʒʌmpɪŋ spaɪdə/ (say jumping spuyduh) noun a small spider, Cosmophasis micarioides, found in Queensland and the islands of New Guinea, which pounces on its prey …   Australian English dictionary

  • jumping spider — any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web. [1805 15] * * * ▪ arachnid  any of about 3,000 species of spiders (order Araneida) known for their ability to jump… …   Universalium

  • jumping spider — noun any of very many spiders, of the family Salticidae, that jump from place to place with the aid of a silk tether. Syn: salticid See Also: jump, spider …   Wiktionary

  • jumping spider — noun : a spider of the family Salticidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping spider — noun Date: 1736 any of a family (Salticidae) of small spiders that stalk and leap upon their prey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jumping spider — jump′ing spi der n. ivt any of several small, hairy spiders of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Spider taxonomy — is the alpha taxonomy of the spiders, members of the Araneae order of the arthropod class Arachnida with about 40,000 described species. However there are likely many species that have escaped the human eye to this day, and many specimens stored… …   Wikipedia

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