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scorpion

noun [C] uk   /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)
Translations of “scorpion”
in Korean 전갈…
in Arabic عَقْرَب…
in French scorpion…
in Turkish akrep…
in Italian scorpione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠍…
in Russian скорпион…
in Polish skorpion…
in Spanish escorpión, alacrán…
in Portuguese escorpião…
in German der Skorpion…
in Catalan escorpí…
in Japanese サソリ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蝎…
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