Meaning of “scorpion” in the English Dictionary

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"scorpion" in British English

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scorpionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskɔː.pi.ən/ us /ˈskɔːr.pi.ən/

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)

(Definition of “scorpion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scorpion" in American English

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scorpionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈskɔr·pi·ən/

a small creature that lives in hot, dry areas of the world and has a long body and a curved tail with a poisonous sting

(Definition of “scorpion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)