book scorpion


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

Word History


so called because some species are often found in old papers

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of book scorpion was in 1823

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“Book scorpion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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