scorpion fly

noun

Definition of scorpion fly

: any of a family (Panorpidae) of insects that have cylindrical bodies, a long beak with biting mouthparts, and the male genitalia enlarged into a swollen bulb broadly : an insect of the order (Mecoptera) that includes this family

First Known Use of scorpion fly

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Scorpion fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorpion%20fly. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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