from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A whip scorpion (Uropygid) that gives off a smell of vinegar when attacked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corruption of vinegerone.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Animals on display include hissing cockroaches, scorpions, tarantulas, giant mealworms and the acid-spitting vinegaroon.
The best part about our presentation is that every kid, if they want to, can touch all of the bugs with the exception of the vinegaroon and the stag beetle, who don't like to be touched.
In researching the vinegaroon, I discovered a new word: cephalothorax.