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scorpion

noun [C]     /ˈskɔː.pi.ən/ US  /ˈskɔːr-/
a small creature similar to an insect that lives in hot, dry areas of the world and has a long body and a curved tail with a poisonous sting (= pointed part that can go through skin)Arachnids
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