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Definition of serpentine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serpentine

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːpəntaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrpəntiːn//
 
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bending and twisting like a snake synonym winding the serpentine course of the river Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin serpentinus from Latin serpent- ‘creeping’, from the verb serpere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serpentine

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