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scorpionfly

or scor·pion fly

[skawr-pee-uh n-flahy]
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noun, plural scor·pi·on·flies.
  1. any of several harmless insects of the order Mecoptera, the male of certain species having a reproductive structure that resembles the sting of a scorpion.

Origin of scorpionfly

First recorded in 1660–70; scorpion + fly2
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