vinegarroon

vinegarroon

[vin-i-guh-roon]
noun
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:
1850–55, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish vinagrón, equivalent to Spanish vinagr(e) vinegar + -ón augmentative suffix

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vinegarroon (ˌvɪnɪɡəˈruːn)
 
n
a large whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus, of the southwestern US and Mexico that emits a vinegary odour when alarmed
 
[from Mexican Spanish vinagrón, from Spanish vinagrevinegar]

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