See also: Serpentine
- Sinuous; curving in alternate directions.
- The serpentine path through the mountains was narrow and dangerous.
- Having the shape or form of a snake.
- There are serpentine species of lizards which do not have legs.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes.
- Of, or having attributes associated with, the mythological serpent, such as craftiness or deceitfulness.
- The wily criminal was known for his serpentine behavior.
having the form of a snake
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes
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.