vinegarroon

[ vin-i-guh-roon ]

noun
  1. a large, nonpoisonous whipscorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, which, when disturbed, emits a volatile fluid having a vinegary odor.

Origin of vinegarroon

1
1850–55, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish vinagrón, equivalent to Spanish vinagr(e) vinegar + -ón augmentative suffix

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vinegarroon

/ (ˌvɪnɪɡəˈruːn) /


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

Origin of vinegarroon

1
from Mexican Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagre vinegar

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