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ta•ran•tu•la



Pronunciation: (tu-ran'chu-lu), [key]
n.,
pl. -las, -laePronunciation: (-lē"). [key]

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 thought to be the cause of tarantism.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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