Tarantula

HMS Tarantula was a British River Gunboat of 625 tons displacement designed by the Yarrow company during the Great War and launched in 1915. HMS Tarantula was powered by Yarrow boilers providing a top speed of 14 knots. She carried a complement of between 54 and 65 and was armed with one 6 inch gun; one 3 inch anti-aircraft gun and ten smaller guns
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tarantula

[n] - large hairy tropical spider that can inflict painful but not highly venomous bites
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Tarantula

Ta·ran'tu·la noun ; plural English Tarantulas , Latin Tarantulæ . [ New Latin , from Italian tarantola , from Latin Tarentum , now Taranto , in the south of Italy.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very
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tarantula

<zoology> Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species (Tarantula apuliae). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent countries are large species of Mygale. ... Alternative forms: tarentula ... Tarantula killer, a very large wasp (Pompilus formosus), which captures the Texan t
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tarantula

(tә-ran´tu-lә) a large, hairy, venomous spider; although its bite is painful, it is seldom dangerous.
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Tarantula

• (n.) Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species (Tarantula apuliae). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent countries are large species of Mygale.
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Tarantula

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tarantula

any of numerous hairy and generally large spiders found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and tropical America. Many tarantulas make burrows ... [3 related articles]
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tarantula

tarantula (turăn'chulu) , name applied chiefly to several species of the large, hairy spiders of the families Theraphosidae and Dipluridae of North and South America. The body of a tarantula may be as much as 3 in. (7.6 cm) long and, with legs extended, as much as 10 in. (25.4 cm) across. ...
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Tarantula

The tarantula is a large black south European wolf spider of the genus Lycosa, especially Lycosa tarantula, common near Taranto, Italy from whence it is named, with a slightly poisonous bite. The term is also popularly applied to various other large, especially hairy spiders from Africa and America....
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tarantula

Type: Term Pronunciation: tă-ran′chū-lă Definitions: 1. A large, hairy spider, considered highly venomous and often greatly feared; the bite, however, is usually no more harmful than a bee sting, and the creature is relatively inoffensive. See: tarantism
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tarantula

Wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (family Lycosidae) with a 2.5 cm/1 in body. It spins no web, relying on its speed in hunting to catch its prey. The name `tarantula` is also used for any of the numerous large, hairy spiders of the family Theraphosidae, with large poison fangs, native to the southwestern USA and tropical...
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