from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A mecopterous insect of the family Panorpidae, having an elongated beak and in the male of most species a curved genital structure that resembles the sting of a scorpion.
- noun Any mecopterous insect; a mecopteran.
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- noun Any insect of the family Panorpidae having a
curved tailrather like a scorpion.
- noun The insect order
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I was there too, with the crayfish and scorpionfly teams.