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Definition of serpent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serpent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːpənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrpənt//
 
(literary) Amphibians and reptiles
 
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a snake, especially a large one See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin serpent- ‘creeping’, from the verb serpere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serpent