water scorpion
noun Date: 1681 any of numerous aquatic bugs (family Nepidae) with the end of the abdomen prolonged by a long breathing tube

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  • water scorpion — n. any of a family (Nepidae) of elongated, sticklike, four winged hemipteran insects, characterized by a long breathing tube at the anal end of the abdomen * * * ▪ insect       any of the approximately 150 species of aquatic invertebrates of the… …   Universalium

  • Water scorpion — Scorpion Scor pi*on, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?, perhaps akin to E. sharp.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order {Scorpiones}, having a suctorial mouth, large claw bearing palpi, and a caudal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water scorpion — Wa ter scor pi*on (Zo[ o]l.) See {Nepa}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water scorpion — n. any of a family (Nepidae) of elongated, sticklike, four winged hemipteran insects, characterized by a long breathing tube at the anal end of the abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • water scorpion — Nepa Ne pa, n. [L. nepa scorpion.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; called also {scorpion bug} and {water scorpion}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water scorpion — noun a predatory water bug with grasping forelegs. [Family Nepidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • water scorpion — noun long legged aquatic insect having the front legs fitted for seizing and holding prey and the abdomen extended by a long breathing tube • Hypernyms: ↑water bug • Member Holonyms: ↑Nepidae, ↑family Nepidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • water scorpion — noun any long legged aquatic insect of the family Nepidae, especially the species Nepa cinerea …   Wiktionary

  • water scorpion — /ˈwɔtə skɔpiən/ (say wawtuh skawpeeuhn) noun any of the aquatic hemipterous insects constituting the family Nepidae (genera Nepa, Ranatra, etc.), having a tail like process through which respiration is effected …   Australian English dictionary

  • water scorpion-grass — pelkinė neužmirštuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Myosotis scorpioides), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Myosotis scorpioides angl. forget me not; true forget me not; water …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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