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whipscorpion

[ hwip-skawr-pee-uhn, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌskɔr pi ən, ˈwɪp- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of whipscorpion

First recorded in 1885–90; whip + scorpion
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British Dictionary definitions for whipscorpion

whip scorpion

noun

any nonvenomous arachnid of the order Uropygi (or Pedipalpi), typically resembling a scorpion but lacking a stingSee also vinegarroon
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