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waterscorpion

[waw-ter-skawr-pee-uh n, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌskɔr pi ən, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several predaceous aquatic bugs of the family Nepidae, having clasping front legs and a long respiratory tube at the rear of the abdomen: capable of biting if handled.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; water + scorpion
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