Serpentine Definition

sûrpən-tēn, -tīn
serpentines
adjective
Of or like a serpent.
Webster's New World
Of or resembling a serpent, as in form or movement; sinuous.
American Heritage
Subtly sly and tempting.
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Relating to or derived from serpentine or soil containing serpentine.
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Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes.

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noun
serpentines
Any of a group of greenish, brownish, or spotted minerals, Mg3 Si2 O5 (OH)4 , used as a source of magnesium and asbestos, and in architecture as a decorative stone.
American Heritage
Something that twists or coils like a snake, as a coil of thin paper thrown out to unwind as a streamer.
Webster's New World
A rock or mineral, as chrysotile, consisting chiefly of hydrous magnesium silicate and having a greenish, often mottled, coloring.
Webster's New World
The definition of a serpentine is a dark green gemstone that contains light green speckles.
An example of a serpentine is a popular stone made into beads and used for jewelry.
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Any of several plants believed to cure snakebites.

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verb

(archaic) To serpentize; to turn or bend; to meander.

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pronoun

The lake in Hyde Park, London.

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A name given to several rivers in Alaska, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Other Word Forms of Serpentine

Noun

Singular:
serpentine
Plural:
serpentines

Origin of Serpentine

  • Middle English from Old French serpentin from Late Latin serpentīnus from Latin serpēns serpent- serpent serpent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin serpentÄ«nus, from serpÄ“ns (“serpent").

    From Wiktionary

  • From resemblance to a serpent's skin.

    From Wiktionary

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