[ hwip-skawr-pee-uhn, wip- ]

  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

First recorded in 1885–90; whip + scorpion

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British Dictionary definitions for whip scorpion

whip scorpion

  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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