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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 6.95 meters (22.8 ft) in length.



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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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Serpent Sample Sentences in News


  • Photos: Solstice ritual at Serpent Mound
    The Friends of Serpent Mound gathered at sunset yesterday at the ancient wonder in Peebles, Ohio, lighting luminaries to celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'
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    UPDATE: Revolution has released Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse: Episode One on Android. The adventure game is available on Google Play for Android phones and tablets. There it costs £4.99. Revolution boss Charles Cecil said: "Android devices are ideal for slide and tap gameplay, and for displaying the beautiful classic 2D hand-drawn locations and g Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'
  • A serpent lurks in the garden of plurality
    The promotion of Christian values by some of our politicians endangers our constitutional integrity. Read more on this news related to 'Serpent'

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