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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any insect of the family Panorpidae having a curved tail rather like a scorpion.
  • noun The insect order Mecoptera.


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