whipscorpion

[hwip-skawr-pee-uh n, wip-]

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.

Origin of whipscorpion

First recorded in 1885–90; whip + scorpion
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