from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus)of the southern United States and Mexico that emits a strong vinegary odor when disturbed.
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- n. Alternative spelling of vinegaroon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A whip scorpion, esp. a large Mexican species (Thelyphonus giganteus) popularly supposed to be very venomous; -- from the odor that it emits when alarmed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large whip-scorpion of Mexico and southern United States that emits a vinegary odor when alarmed
American Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagre, vinegar, from Old Spanish, from Old French vinaigre; see vinegar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)