tarentola

noun

ta·​ren·​to·​la
təˈrentᵊlə
1
plural -s : tarente
2
capitalized : a widely distributed genus of Old and New World geckos including the tarente

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Italian dialect tarantola salamander, from Old Italian, tarantula, from Taranto, seaport in southern Italy

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“Tarentola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarentola. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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