sea scorpion

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Published today in The American Naturalist, the spine-tingling tale of a stabby sea scorpion is straight out of an old-school monster movie. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2017 Researcher Bo Wang told News 18 this sea scorpion was male with a thorny mustache at the front of his body to attract females. Naomi Ludlow, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 Mixopterids, the most remarkable of the eurypterid (sea scorpion) species, are known for their large limbs to capture prey. Naomi Ludlow, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Giant sea scorpions were once in the class Merostomata too, but they were found to be more spider-like, leaving horseshoe crabs in a class by themselves. National Geographic, 20 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sea scorpion was in 1867

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“Sea scorpion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20scorpion. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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