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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Origin and Etymology of vinegarroon
Mexican Spanish vinagrón, augmentative of Spanish vinagre vinegar, from Old Spanish, from Old French vinaigre
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