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scorpionfly

[skawr-pee-uh n-flahy] /ˈskɔr pi ənˌflaɪ/
noun, plural scorpionflies.
1.
any of several harmless insects of the order Mecoptera, the male of certain species having a reproductive structure that resembles the sting of a scorpion.
Origin of scorpionfly
1660-1670
1660-70; scorpion + fly2
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