Definition of mygale in US English:

mygale

noun

  • Zoology. A spider of the New World genus Mygale (family Theraphosidae); any mygalomorph spider.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin mygale (Vetus Latina; already in classical Latin (Columella) as a Greek loanword) from ancient Greek μυγαλῆ (uncontracted μυγαλέη) shrew from μυ-, combining form of μῦς rat, mouse + γαλῆ (uncontracted γαλέη) weasel, marten, polecat, ferret.

Pronunciation

mygale

/ˈmɪɡəli/