whip scorpion

noun

Definition of whip scorpion 

: any of an order (Uropygi) of chiefly tropical arachnids somewhat resembling true scorpions but having a long slender caudal process and no sting

First Known Use of whip scorpion

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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