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Serpent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
  • an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
  • a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous ,
  • a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited ,
  • an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake

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Serpent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Snakes are living reptiles. They are part of the order Squamata. They lack legs, voice, ears, and eyelids. Despite this, snakes are successful carnivores, with at least 20 families,and about 500 genera and 3,400 species.

They have a long, slender body, They can see well enough, and they can taste scents with their tongues by flicking them in and out. They are very sensitive to vibrations in the ground.

Though they do not have a voice, they can hiss. Most live on the ground, others live in the water, and a few live under the soil. Like all reptiles, snakes need the heat of the sun to control their body temperature. That is why most snakes are in the warm, humid tropical regions of the world.

They range in size from the tiny, 10 cm-long thread snake to the Reticulated python up to 8.7 meters (29 ft) in length. The fossil Titanoboa was 15 meters (49 ft) long.



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'Serpent' example sentence in quotations


* We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Serpent Sample Sentences in News


  • Art exhibit celebrates Haitian culture
    ST. PETERSBURG — “Haitian Art: An Expression of Culture and Fantasies” opened at Feathered Serpent Gallery earlier this month. The exhibit features paintings by St. Petersburg resident Ludner Confident, 65, along with the works of 10 Haitian artists whose works were collected by Confident. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'
  • Could this sidewinder snake robot help search and rescue missions?
    Meet the sidewinder rattlesnake robot! This mechanical serpent can actually move across sandy surfaces, both flat and inclined -- a feat that has escaped engineers until now. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'
  • Poem of the Week / Eve wants room of her own
    According to John Milton, even before the serpent appeared our first parents were not in full agreement. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'

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