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scorpion

  

      n  
1    any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body with a long tail terminating in a venomous sting  
2    false scorpion   any small nonvenomous arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida (or Chelonethida), which superficially resemble scorpions but lack the long tail  
   See       book scorpion  
3    any of various other similar arachnids, such as the whip scorpion, or other arthropods, such as the water scorpion  
4      (Old Testament)   a barbed scourge (I Kings 12:11)  
5      (History)   a war engine for hurling stones; ballista  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin scorpio, from Greek skorpios, of obscure origin)  


book scorpion  
      n   any of various small arachnids of the order Pseudoscorpionida (false scorpions), esp. Chelifer cancroides, which are sometimes found in old books, etc  
false scorpion  
      n   any small predatory arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida, which includes the book scorpion and is named from the claw-shaped palps, which are poison organs  
Scorpion  
      n   the. the constellation Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac  
scorpion fish  
      n   any of various scorpaenid fishes of the genus Scorpaena and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having venomous spines on the dorsal and anal fins  
scorpion fly  
      n   any of various insects of the family Panorpidae, of the N hemisphere, having a scorpion-like but nonvenomous tail in the males, long antennae, and a beaklike snout: order Mecoptera  
scorpion grass  
      n      another name for       forget-me-not  
sea scorpion  
      n   any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp. Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines  
water scorpion  
      n   any of various long-legged aquatic insects of the heteropterous family Nepidae, which breathe by means of a long spinelike tube that projects from the rear of the body and penetrates the surface of the water  
whip scorpion  
      n   any nonvenomous arachnid of the order Uropygi (or Pedipalpi), typically resembling a scorpion but lacking a sting  
   See also       vinegarroon  
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Scorpion  
      n   the. the constellation Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac  


book scorpion  
      n   any of various small arachnids of the order Pseudoscorpionida (false scorpions), esp. Chelifer cancroides, which are sometimes found in old books, etc  
false scorpion  
      n   any small predatory arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida, which includes the book scorpion and is named from the claw-shaped palps, which are poison organs  
scorpion  
      n  
1    any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body with a long tail terminating in a venomous sting  
2    false scorpion   any small nonvenomous arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida (or Chelonethida), which superficially resemble scorpions but lack the long tail  
   See       book scorpion  
3    any of various other similar arachnids, such as the whip scorpion, or other arthropods, such as the water scorpion  
4      (Old Testament)   a barbed scourge (I Kings 12:11)  
5      (History)   a war engine for hurling stones; ballista  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin scorpio, from Greek skorpios, of obscure origin)  
scorpion fish  
      n   any of various scorpaenid fishes of the genus Scorpaena and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having venomous spines on the dorsal and anal fins  
scorpion fly  
      n   any of various insects of the family Panorpidae, of the N hemisphere, having a scorpion-like but nonvenomous tail in the males, long antennae, and a beaklike snout: order Mecoptera  
scorpion grass  
      n      another name for       forget-me-not  
sea scorpion  
      n   any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp. Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines  
water scorpion  
      n   any of various long-legged aquatic insects of the heteropterous family Nepidae, which breathe by means of a long spinelike tube that projects from the rear of the body and penetrates the surface of the water  
whip scorpion  
      n   any nonvenomous arachnid of the order Uropygi (or Pedipalpi), typically resembling a scorpion but lacking a sting  
   See also       vinegarroon  

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