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vinegarroon

[vin-i-guh-roon] /ˌvɪn ɪ gəˈrun/
noun
1.
a large, nonpoisonous whipscorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, which, when disturbed, emits a volatile fluid having a vinegary odor.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish vinagrón, equivalent to Spanish vinagr(e) vinegar + -ón augmentative suffix
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vinegarroon

/ˌvɪnɪɡəˈruːn/
noun
1.
a large whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southwestern US and Mexico that emits a vinegary odour when alarmed
Word Origin
from Mexican Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagrevinegar
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