vin·​e·​gar·​roon | \ ˌvinigəˈrün, -nēg-, -ˈrōn\
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Definition of vinegarroon

: a large whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) of the southern U.S. and Mexico that emits a vinegary odor when disturbed and is inaccurately held to be very venomous

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History and Etymology for vinegarroon

Mexican Spanish vinagrón, augmentative of Spanish vinagre vinegar, from Old Spanish, from Old French vinaigre

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