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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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* 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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