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NOUN (3)

1. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio;
[syn: Scorpio, Scorpion]

2. the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21;
[syn: Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion]

3. arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sculpin \Scul"pin\, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zool.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. (b) A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa. (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lyra). [1913 Webster] Note: The name is also applied to other related California species. [1913 Webster] Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scorpion \Scor"pi*on\, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?, perhaps akin to E. sharp.] 1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting. [1913 Webster] Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New Worlds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The scorpene. [1913 Webster] 4. (Script.) A painful scourge. [1913 Webster] My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. --1 Kings xii. 11. [1913 Webster] 5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio. [1913 Webster] 6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles. [1913 Webster] Book scorpion. (Zool.) See under Book. False scorpion. (Zool.) See under False, and Book scorpion. Scorpion bug, or Water scorpion (Zool.) See Nepa. Scorpion fly (Zool.), a neuropterous insect of the genus Panorpa. See Panorpid. Scorpion grass (Bot.), a plant of the genus Myosotis. Myosotis palustris is the forget-me-not. Scorpion senna (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub (Coronilla Emerus) having a slender joined pod, like a scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna. Scorpion shell (Zool.), any shell of the genus Pteroceras. See Pteroceras. Scorpion spiders. (Zool.), any one of the Pedipalpi. Scorpion's tail (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus Scorpiurus, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also called caterpillar. Scorpion's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant (Genista Scorpius) of Southern Europe. The Scorpion's Heart (Astron.), the star Antares in the constellation Scorpio. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Scorpion n 1: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio [syn: Scorpio, Scorpion] 2: the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21 [syn: Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion] 3: arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "scorpion": arachnid, arthropod, beetle, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, daddy longlegs, diplopod, fly, harvestman, hexapod, insect, larva, maggot, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, spider, tarantula, tick
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Scorpion Twenty tools that can be used to construct specialised programming environments. The Scorpion Project was started by Prof. Richard Snodgrass as an outgrowth of the SoftLab Project (which produced the IDL Toolkit) that he started when he was at the University of North Carolina. The Scorpion Project is directed by him at the University of Arizona and by Karen Shannon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Version 6.0 runs on Sun-3, Sun-4, VAX, Decstation, Iris, Sequent, HP9000. See also Candle. (ftp://cs.arizona.edu/scorpion/). Mailing list: info-scorpion-request@cs.arizona.edu. E-mail: . (1993-11-04)