or scor·pion fly
[ skawr-pee-uhn-flahy ]
/ ˈskɔr pi ənˌflaɪ /
noun, plural scor·pi·on·flies.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for scorpionfly
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
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