tarantula

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Via Medieval Latin, from Old Italian tarantola, named after Taranto, a seaport in southern Italy; from Latin Tarentum, from Ancient Greek Τάρᾱς (Tárās, Tarās); compare Modern Greek: Τάραντας (Tárantas, Tarantas) ; Tarantino Tarde; ultimately from Illyrian darandos (oak)

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A tarantula (Brachypelma smithii)

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tarantula (plural tarantulas or tarantulae)

  1. A species of wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula.
  2. A "true tarantula", consisting of large, hairy spiders comprising the family Theraphosidae.
  3. A member of several other groups of spiders, generally characterized by large size, hairiness, or close relation to family Theraphosidae.

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