[hwip-skawr-pee-uh n, wip-]
- 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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018