Meaning of solifuge in English:


(also solifugid)

Pronunciation /?s?l?fju?d?/


  • A sun spider.

    ‘They're actually solpugids, or solifugids (aka camel spiders, aka wind scorpions).’
    • ‘Chomping down with oversize jaws, a wind scorpion (also known as a camel spider, sun spider, or solifugid) lunches on a lizard in California's Mojave Desert.’
    • ‘Despite the name and appearance, camel spiders are actually solifugids which, unlike spiders, do not have venom or silk glands.’
    • ‘Despite their fearsome appearance and their strong bite, solifugids are unlikely to harm humans.’


Mid 17th century from Latin solifuga.