Ancient Tarentum. a fortified seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto: founded by the Greeks in the 8th century b.c.; naval base.
Gulf of, an arm of the Ionian Sea, in S Italy. 85 miles (137 km) long.
a port in SE Italy, in Apulia on the Gulf of Taranto (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): the chief city of Magna Graecia; taken by the Romans in 272 bc. Pop: 202 033 (2001) Latin name Tarentum
noun, plural tarantulas, tarantulae [tuh-ran-chuh-lee] /təˈræn tʃəˌli/ (Show IPA) 1. 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. 2. any of various related spiders. 3. a large wolf spider, Lycosa tarantula, of southern Europe, having a bite once […]
- 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.