whipscorpion

[ hwip-skawr-pee-uh n, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌskɔr pi ən, ˈwɪp- /

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.

Nearby words

  1. whippy,
  2. whipray,
  3. whips,
  4. whipsaw,
  5. whipsawed,
  6. whipsnake,
  7. whipstall,
  8. whipstitch,
  9. whipstock,
  10. whiptail

Origin of whipscorpion

First recorded in 1885–90; whip + scorpion

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