from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mecopterous insect of the family Panorpidae, having in the male of most species a curved genital structure that resembles the sting of a scorpion.
  • n. Any mecopterous insect; a mecopteran.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a neuropterous insect of the genus Panorpa. See Panorpid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidae of the northern hemisphere having a long beak and long antennae; males have a tail like that of a scorpion except it is not venomous


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