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Definition of "scorpion" [scor•pi•on]

  • Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body and an erectile tail tipped with a venomous sting. (noun)
  • See Scorpius. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scorpion" in a sentence
  • "The sting of a scorpion is a thousand times more hurtful than the scratch of a brier."
  • "The technology looks like a good fit for Clash and hopefully the film will be excellent whether a giant scorpion is charging at you or not."
  • "By which I mean, like a scorpion is of a nature to sting, a Buddhist monk is of a nature to save others, a homosexual is of a nature to love the same sex."