Serpentine

Definition of Serpentine

Ser´pen`tine
a.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.
Thy shape
Like his, and color serpentine.
- Milton.
n.1.(Min.) 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.
2.(Ordnance) A kind of ancient cannon.
v. i.1.To serpentize.

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