Definition for TA-REN'TU-LA, or TA-RAN'TU-LA

TA-REN'TU-LA, or TA-RAN'TU-LA, n. [L. diminutive of Tarentum, now Taranto, in the kingdom of Naples.]

A citigrade pulmonary arachnid, the Lycosa Tarentula. In popular language it is called a spider. Its bite sometimes produces a trifling effect about equal to the sting of a wasp.

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