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Meaning of TARANTULA

Pronunciation:  tu'ranchulu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large hairy tropical spider that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
  2. [n]  large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)

TARANTULA is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: European wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula
 See Also: family Theraphosidae, genus Lycosa, hunting spider, Lycosa, spider, Theraphosidae, wolf spider



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ta*ran"tu*la\, n.; pl. E. {Tarantulas}, L.
{Tarantul[ae]}. [NL., fr. It. tarantola, fr. L. Tarentum, now
Taranto, in the south of Italy.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly
supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species
({Tarantula apuli[ae]}). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent
countries are large species of Mygale. [Written also

{Tarantula killer}, a very large wasp ({Pompilus formosus}),
   which captures the Texan tarantula ({Mygale Hentzii}) and
   places it in its nest as food for its young, after
   paralyzing it by a sting.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a tarantula in your dream, represents your dark and sinister side.