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Anguine vs. Serpentine

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  • Anguine (adjective)

    Pertaining to snakes or serpents

  • Anguine (adjective)

    Snakelike.

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes.

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    Of, or having attributes associated with, the book of Genesis in the Bible, such as craftiness or deceitfulness.

    "The wily criminal was known for his serpentine behavior."

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    Having the form or shape of a snake.

    "ophidian"

    "There are serpentine species of lizards which do not have legs."

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    Curving in alternate directions; sinuous.

    "sinuous|tortuous|winding"

    "The serpentine path through the mountains was narrow and dangerous."

  • Serpentine (noun)

    Any of several plants believed to cure snakebites.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    An early form of cannon, used in the 16th century.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    A kind of firework.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    A coiled distillation tube.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    Any of several related cubic curves; anguinea

  • Serpentine (noun)

    Any of several green/brown minerals consisting of a magnesium and iron silicates that have similar layered crystal structure.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    An outcrop or region with soil and rock dominated by these minerals.

  • Serpentine (verb)

    To serpentize; to turn or bend; to meander.

Wiktionary
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  • Anguine (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a snake or serpent.

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    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.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    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.

  • Serpentine (noun)

    A kind of ancient cannon.

  • Serpentine (verb)

    To serpentize.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Anguine (adjective)

    of or related to or resembling a snake

  • Serpentine (adjective)

    resembling a serpent in form;

    "a serpentine wall"

    "snaky ridges in the sand"

Princeton's WordNet
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