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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 .
  • n. Same as Ophidia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. snakes

Etymologies

Latin serpens, snake (Wiktionary)

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