Meaning of tarantula
Pronunciation: (tu-ran'chu-lu), [key]
— pl. -las, -lae
- 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.
- tarantula (Thesaurus)