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whipscorpion

[hwip-skawr-pee-uh n, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌskɔr pi ən, ˈwɪp-/
noun
1.
any of numerous arachnids of the order Uropygi, of tropical and warm temperate regions, resembling a scorpion but having an abdomen that ends in a slender, nonvenomous whip.
Origin of whipscorpion
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; whip + scorpion
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whip scorpion

noun
1.
any nonvenomous arachnid of the order Uropygi (or Pedipalpi), typically resembling a scorpion but lacking a sting See also vinegarroon
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