vinegarroon

noun

vin·​e·​gar·​roon
ˌvinigəˈrün,
-nēg-,
-ˈrōn
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Vinegarroon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vinegarroon. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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