noun, plural tarantulas, tarantulae
[tuh-ran-chuh-lee] /təˈræn tʃəˌli/ (Show IPA)
any of several large, hairy spiders of the family Theraphosidae, as Aphonopelma chalcodes, of the southwestern U.S., having a painful but not highly venomous bite.
any of various related spiders.
a large wolf spider, Lycosa tarantula, of southern Europe, having a bite once thought to be the cause of tarantism.
noun (pl) -las, -lae (-ˌliː)
any of various large hairy mostly tropical spiders of the American family Theraphosidae
a large hairy spider, Lycosa tarentula of S Europe, the bite of which was formerly thought to cause tarantism
tarantula ta·ran·tu·la (tə-rān’chə-lə)
n. pl. ta·ran·tu·las or ta·ran·tu·lae (-lē’)
Any of various large, hairy, chiefly tropical spiders of the family Theraphosidae, capable of inflicting a painful but not seriously poisonous bite.
- Tarantula nebula
noun 1. a huge bright emission nebula located in the S hemisphere in the Large Magellanic Cloud
- Tararua biscuit
/ˈtɑːrɑːˌruːə/ noun 1. (NZ, informal) a tramper’s home-made biscuit with a high calorie content
noun, plural Tarascans (especially collectively) Tarascan for 1. Also, Tarasco 1. a member of an American Indian people of Michoacán state, in southwestern Mexico. 2. the language of the Tarascans. adjective 3. of or relating to the Tarascans or their language.
noun, plural Tarascos (especially collectively) Tarasco. 1. Tarascan.