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Meaning of scorpion

scor•pi•on

Pronunciation: (skôr'pē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Scorpionida, widely distributed in warmer parts of the world, having a long, narrow, segmented tail that terminates in a venomous sting.
  2. Scorpius.
  3. any of various harmless lizards, esp. the red- or orange-headed males of certain North American skinks.
  4. a whip or scourge that has spikes attached. I Kings 12:11.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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