from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the Pholcidae; a cellar spider.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the family Pholcidæ.
- Having the characteristics of or belonging to the family Pholcidæ.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Fact: There are several spiders that have been branded with this nickname—the harvestman, the crane fly and the pholcid house spider.
The first two aren’t poisonous, and there is no scientific evidence to suggest the pholcid spider has particularly potent venom.