tarantula
1. [ noun ] (zoology) large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
Synonyms: Lycosa_tarentula European_wolf_spider
Related terms: wolf_spider Lycosa
2. [ noun ] (zoology) large hairy tropical spider that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
Related terms: spider Theraphosidae
Similar spelling:   Tarrant
  tarantella
  Taranto
  tarantism
  tarantino
  tarantelle
  Trantham