Definition of scorpion in English:
1A terrestrial arachnid which has lobster-like pincers and a poisonous sting at the end of its jointed tail, which it can hold curved over its back. Most kinds live in tropical and subtropical areas.
- Order Scorpiones
- As the frog struggles against the current with the scorpion on his back, he suddenly feels the piercing sting of the scorpion's tail.
- Some of the more poisonous scorpions lived in the deserts of Egypt.
- A few yards away, a South African officer has found one of the small but highly poisonous scorpions which infest the area.
Definition of scorpion in:
- US English dictionary
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