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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. resembling a serpent in form;
- Example: "a serpentine wall"
- Example: "snaky ridges in the sand"
[syn: serpentine, snaky, snakelike]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Serpentine \Ser"pen*tine\, n. [Cf. (for sense 1) F. serpentine, (for sense 2) serpentin.] 1. (Min.) A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil-green color. [1913 Webster] Note: Serpentine has been largely produced by the alteration of other minerals, especially of chrysolite. [1913 Webster] 2. (Ordnance) A kind of ancient cannon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Serpentine \Ser"pen*tine\, a. [L. serpentinus: cf. F. serpentin.] Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid. [1913 Webster] Thy shape Like his, and color serpentine. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Serpentine \Ser"pen*tine\, v. i. To serpentize. [R.] --Lyttleton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

serpentine adj 1: resembling a serpent in form; "a serpentine wall"; "snaky ridges in the sand" [syn: serpentine, snaky, snakelike]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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