Serpentine is defined as someone or something like a snake, or coiled and twisted like a snake.(adjective)
The definition of a serpentine is a dark green gemstone that contains light green speckles.(noun)
An example of a serpentine is a popular stone made into beads and used for jewelry.
See serpentine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME serpentyn < OFr serpentin < LL(Ec) serpentinus
Origin: from resemblance to a serpent's skina rock or mineral, as chrysotile, consisting chiefly of hydrous magnesium silicate and having a greenish, often mottled, coloring
See serpentine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French serpentin
Origin: , from Late Latin serpentīnus
Origin: , from Latin serpēns, serpent-, serpent; see Serpent.
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