noun, plural ta·ran·tu·las, ta·ran·tu·lae [tuh-ran-chuh-lee] /təˈræn tʃəˌli/.
Can be confusedtarantella tarantula
Examples from the Web for tarantula
With an upward leap, the Tarantula grabs him before he can rise.
It was the brown hunting-spider, the American tarantula (Mygale Hentzii).The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
One of the boy correspondents of Young People asked if we had ever seen a tarantula, or California spider.
On the 1st of October, I once more deserted the Tarantula, leaving him without provisions.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
This proves that the Tarantula has great patience, for the burrow has nothing that can serve to attract victims.