from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Linnean system, the second order of the third class (Amphibia), containing limbless reptiles referred to six genera, Crotalus, Boa, Coluber, Anguis, Amphisbæna, and Cæcilia, the first three of which are properly serpents, or Ophidia, the fourth and fifth are lizards, or Lacertilia, and the sixth is amphibian. See Amphibia, 2 .
  • noun Same as Ophidia.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic suborder within the order Squamata — the snakes.

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  • noun snakes


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Latin serpens, snake


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