The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: schorpioen

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schorpioen etymology From Middle Dutch scorpioen, from Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpiō, from Ancient Greek σκορπιᬝος 〈skorpiᬝos〉. pronunciation
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  1. (zoology) A scorpion, an arachnid with a venomous sting
  2. (history) The scorpio, an ancient single-arm catapult
  3. (figuratively, pejorative) A vicious, dangerous person; tormentor
  4. Vernacular names for other species:
    1. any lizard
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    3. a certain weed; shortened from the derived term schorpioenkruid

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