water scorpion

noun

Definition of water scorpion

: any of numerous aquatic bugs (family Nepidae) with the end of the abdomen prolonged by a long breathing tube

Examples of water scorpion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in the segment, when faced with ranking the solo music careers of his former boy band mates, Styles again declined to answer, this time having to stomach a bite of giant water scorpion. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of water scorpion

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Water scorpion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20scorpion. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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