Dictionary.com

vinegarroon

[ vin-i-guh-roon ]
/ ˌvɪn ɪ gəˈrun /
Save This Word!

noun
a large, nonpoisonous whipscorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, which, when disturbed, emits a volatile fluid having a vinegary odor.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of vinegarroon

1850–55, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish vinagrón, equivalent to Spanish vinagr(e) vinegar + -ón augmentative suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for vinegarroon

vinegarroon
/ (ˌvɪnɪɡəˈruːn) /

noun
a large whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southwestern US and Mexico that emits a vinegary odour when alarmed

Word Origin for vinegarroon

from Mexican Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagre vinegar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK