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Definition of Serpentine


  1. Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.
  2. A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil-green color.
  3. A kind of ancient cannon.
  4. To serpentize.

Serpentine Translations

serpentine in French is tors
serpentine in German is gewunden
serpentine in Italian is contorto
serpentine in Spanish is sinuoso, serpentina