See also: Serpentine
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes.
- Of, or having attributes associated with, the serpent referred to in the book of Genesis in the Bible, such as craftiness or deceitfulness.
- The wily criminal was known for his serpentine behavior.
- Having the form or shape of a snake.
- Synonym: ophidian
- There are serpentine species of lizards which do not have legs.
- Curving in alternate directions; sinuous.
- Synonyms: sinuous, tortuous, winding
- The serpentine path through the mountains was narrow and dangerous.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes
of, or having attributes associated with, the serpent referred to in the book of Genesis in the Bible — See also translations at crafty, deceitful
having the form of a snake
curving in alternate directions — See also translations at sinuous
serpentine (plural serpentines)
- Any of several plants believed to cure snakebites.
- (historical) An early form of cannon, used in the 16th century.
- A kind of firework.
- A coiled distillation tube.
- (mathematics) Any of several related cubic curves; anguinea
plant believed to cure snakebites
early form of cannon
- (archaic) To serpentize; to turn or bend; to meander.
- Lord Lyttelton
- There were two little lakes, or rather large pools which stood in the bottom, whence issued a rivulet which serpentined in view for two or three miles, offering a pleasing relief to the eye.
- Lord Lyttelton
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːpəntaɪn/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɝːpəntin/, /ˈsɝːpəntaɪn/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)pəntaɪn
- (mineralogy) Any of several green/brown minerals consisting of a magnesium and iron silicates that have similar layered crystal structure.
- (geology) An outcrop or region with soil and rock dominated by these minerals.
outcrop or region
- “Serpentine” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database, 1997–.
- “serpentine”, in Mindat.org, Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.