: a genus of large hairy burrowing spiders (family Theraphosidae) of the western U.S. popularly held to be venomous that includes the typical New World tarantulas

Word History


New Latin, from eury- + Greek pelma sole of the foot; akin to Latin pellis skin, hide

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“Eurypelma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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