Brazilian word for a very large spider, most likely including those of the family Mygalomorph, suborder Orthagnatha.
Very large Caranguejeras found in the south of Brazil and also in Argentina and the surounding countries can grow to extraordinary sizes, sometimes large enough to cover a dinner plate. These often belong to the species Vitalius, or the species Grammostola.
Also a name given to locations or towns.
Can also be used in profanity.