from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) of the southern United States and Mexico that emits a vinegary-smelling spray when disturbed.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A corruption of vinegerone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A whip scorpion (Uropygid) that gives off a smell of vinegar when attacked.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Animals on display include hissing cockroaches, scorpions, tarantulas, giant mealworms and the acid-spitting vinegaroon.
The best part about our presentation is that every kid, if they want to, can touch all of the bugs with the exception of the vinegaroon and the stag beetle, who don't like to be touched.
In researching the vinegaroon, I discovered a new word: cephalothorax.