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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dad·dy long·legs /ˌdædiˈlɔŋˌlɛgz, ˌlegz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phal·an·goi·de·a n. pl.  Zool. A division of Arachnoidea, including the daddy longlegs or harvestman (Phalangium) and many similar kinds.  They have long, slender, many-jointed legs; usually a rounded, segmented abdomen; and chelate jaws.  They breathe by tracheæ.  Called also {Phalangides}, {Phalangidea}, {Phalangiida}, and {Opilionea}.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dad·dy long·legs
 1. Zool. 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. Zool. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 daddy longlegs
      n 1: long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but
           do not bite [syn: crane fly]
      2: spider-like arachnid with a small rounded body and very long
         thin legs [syn: harvestman, Phalangium opilio]