scorpion

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A Black Scorpion (probably Androctonus sp.)

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From Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpio, ultimately from Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpíos).

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scorpion (plural scorpions)

  1. Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end.
  2. An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.
  3. A cheerleading move in which one foot is pulled back and held up with both hands while the performer stands on the other foot.

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scorpion m (plural scorpions)

  1. scorpion

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpiō, scorpiōnem, from Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpíos).

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scorpion m (plural scorpions)

  1. (Jersey) mole cricket

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From French scorpion.

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scorpion m (plural scorpioni)

  1. scorpion

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