Definition of solifuge in English:

solifuge

(also solifugid)

noun

Zoology
  • A sun spider.

    • ‘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 their fearsome appearance and their strong bite, solifugids are unlikely to harm humans.’
    • ‘They're actually solpugids, or solifugids (aka camel spiders, aka wind scorpions).’
    • ‘Despite the name and appearance, camel spiders are actually solifugids which, unlike spiders, do not have venom or silk glands.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin solifuga.

Pronunciation:

solifuge

/ˈsɒlɪfjuːdʒ/