Mygale avicularia
Mygale Myg"a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which are often furnished with a trapdoor. The South American bird spider ({Mygale avicularia}), and the crab spider, or matoutou ({Mygale cancerides}) are among the largest species. They are also called {trapdoor spiders}. Some of the species are erroneously called tarantulas, as the Texas tarantula ({Mygale Hentzii}). [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Mygale avicularia — Bird Bird (b[ e]rd), n. [OE. brid, bred, bird, young bird, bird, AS. bridd young bird. [root]92.] 1. Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2). [1913 Webster] That ungentle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mygale — Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which are often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mygale cancerides — Mygale Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mygale Hentzii — Mygale Myg a*le, prop. n. [L., a field mouse, Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of very large hairy spiders of the family {Ctenizidae}, having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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