Pronunciation: (skôr'pē-un),[key] —n. 1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Scorpionida, widely distributed in warmer parts of the world, having a long, narrow, segmented tail that terminates in a venomous sting.
2. the Scorpion,Astron.Scorpius.
3. any of various harmless lizards, esp. the red- or orange-headed males of certain North American skinks.
4. Bible.a whip or scourge that has spikes attached. I Kings 12:11.