Daddy longlegs

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Daddy longlegs

1. (Science: zoology) 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. (Science: zoology) 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.