whip scorpion
noun Date: circa 1890 any of an order (Uropygi) of chiefly tropical arachnids somewhat resembling true scorpions but having a long slender caudal process and no sting

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  • Whip scorpion — Whip Whip, n. [OE. whippe. See {Whip}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whip scorpion — n. any of various tropical or subtropical arachnids (esp. order Uropygi) resembling the scorpion but having a long, whiplike tail at the end of the abdomen and no sting * * * ▪ Uropygi       any of approximately 105 species of the arthropod class …   Universalium

  • whip scorpion — n. any of various tropical or subtropical arachnids (esp. order Uropygi) resembling the scorpion but having a long, whiplike tail at the end of the abdomen and no sting …   English World dictionary

  • whip scorpion — noun nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger • Syn: ↑whip scorpion • Hypernyms: ↑arachnid, ↑arachnoid • Hyponyms: ↑vinegarroon, ↑Mastigoproctus giganteus …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip-scorpion — noun nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger • Syn: ↑whip scorpion • Hypernyms: ↑arachnid, ↑arachnoid • Hyponyms: ↑vinegarroon, ↑Mastigoproctus giganteus …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip scorpion — noun a scorpion like arachnid with a long, slender tail. [Order Uropygi.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whip scorpion — /wɪp ˈskɔpiən/ (say wip skawpeeuhn) noun any of various arachnids of the order Uropygi, resembling the true scorpions, but having (in the typical members) an abdomen ending in a slender whip like part …   Australian English dictionary

  • whip scorpion — any arachnid of the order Pedipalpa …   Medical dictionary

  • tailless whip scorpion — ▪ arachnid  any of 70 species of the arthropod class Arachnida that are similar in appearance to whip scorpions (order Uropygi) but lack a telson, or tail. They occur in hot parts of both North and South America, Asia, and Africa, where, by day,… …   Universalium

  • tailless whip scorpion — noun : an arachnid of the family Tarantulidae …   Useful english dictionary

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