Tarantula-hawk definition

Any of various large predatory wasps of the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis, whose females have a painful sting and provision their nests with a paralyzed tarantula.
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A kind of pompilid spider wasp that hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae.
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Noun

Singular:
tarantula-hawk
Plural:
tarantula-hawks