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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


  • Serpent Umbrella,” The Gravel Pit
    The Gravel Pit’s ’90s work sounds like the ’90s. That’s not meant as a pejorative. I offer the obvious observation to contrast the timeless feel of “Serpent Umbrella,” the Boston (via Connecticut in the ’80s) band’s first album in 13 years. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'
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    For about 15 minutes, nerds all over the universe stared disbelievingly at their livestream of choice and squeezed their limited edition Captain America pillows until the stuffing came out. “Serpent Society? That’s the name of the third Captain America movie?” Twitter meh-xploded, the Marvel Wiki page for “serpent society” was bombarded, internet comment 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'

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