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vin·e·ga·roonalso vin·e·gar·roon (vĭn′ĭ-gə-ro͞on′)
A large whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) of the southern United States and Mexico that emits a vinegary-smelling spray when disturbed.
[American Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagre, vinegar, from Old Spanish, from Old French vinaigre; see vinegar.]
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(Animals) a large whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southwestern US and Mexico that emits a vinegary odour when alarmed
[from Mexican Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagre vinegar]
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|Noun||1.||vinegarroon - large whip-scorpion of Mexico and southern United States that emits a vinegary odor when alarmed|
whip scorpion, whip-scorpion - nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger
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