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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various arachnids of the order Pedipalpi, such as the vinegarroon, that resemble scorpions but have a slender whiplike process on the abdomen and no poisonous sting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of numerous species of arachnids belonging to Thelyphonus and allied genera. They somewhat resemble true scorpions, but have a long, slender bristle, or lashlike organ, at the end of the body, instead of a sting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A false scorpion of the family Thelyphonid├Ž, having a long, slender abdomen like the lash of a whip, as Thelyphonus giganteus, of the southern United States: also there called grampus, mule-killer, and vinaigrier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger
  • n. nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger

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