an equatorial constellation split into two separate regions, Serpens Ca′put (head) and Serpens Cau′da (tail), on opposite sides of Ophiuchus
Origin of SerpensL: see serpent
A constellation in the equatorial region of the northern sky, made up of two parts, Serpens Cauda, the “tail,” and Serpens Caput, the “head,” both near Hercules and Ophiuchus.
Origin of SerpensLatin Serpēns, from serpēns, serpent; see Serpent .
From Latin serpÄ“ns (“a snake").