\stˈɪŋ], \stˈɪŋ], \s_t_ˈɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of STING
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Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.
A goad; incitement.
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
n. [Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic] A sharp-pointed weapon or instrument with which certain animals are armed by nature for their defence ;-the thrust of a sting into the flesh ;-any thing that gives acute pain ;-the point of an epigram or other pointed, sarcastic saying ;-in botany, a glandular hair or filament on the leaves of some plants secreting a poisonous fluid, as the nettle.