Meaning of “tarantula” in the English Dictionary

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"tarantula" in British English

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tarantulanoun [ C ]

uk /təˈræn.tjə.lə/ us /təˈræn.tjə.lə/

any of various large spiders covered in hair, some of which have a poisonous bite

(Definition of “tarantula” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tarantula" in American English

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tarantulanoun [ C ]

us /təˈræn·tʃə·lə/

a type of large, hairy spider (= creature with eight legs), some of which have a painful bite

(Definition of “tarantula” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)