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  • n. A whip scorpion (Uropygid) that gives off a smell of vinegar when attacked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A corruption of vinegerone.


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  • Animals on display include hissing cockroaches, scorpions, tarantulas, giant mealworms and the acid-spitting vinegaroon.

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  • 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.

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  • In researching the vinegaroon, I discovered a new word: cephalothorax.



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  • See also vinegarroon.

    March 14, 2009

  • I've always heard that slag-ass macaroons were more dangerous.

    March 12, 2009

  • Watch out for slag-ass vinegaroons.

    June 21, 2008

  • Vinegaroons are amazing creatures. I used to have one. A large one.

    June 21, 2008

  • The whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus.

    June 13, 2008