from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous centipedes of the family Scolopendridae, especially the larger ones, such as Scolopendra gigas of the West Indies.
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- n. Any member of the Scolopendridae.
From New Latin Scolopendridae, family name, from Latin scolopendra, a kind of centipede, from Greek skolopendra, millipede.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)