book scorpion

noun

Definition of book scorpion

: any of various minute arachnids of the order Pseudoscorpiones that feed on small insects, mites, or other minute animals

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First Known Use of book scorpion

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for book scorpion

so called because some species are often found in old papers

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“Book scorpion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/book%20scorpion. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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