from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling snakes.
- n. A member of the suborder Ophidia or Serpentes; a snake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any species of the suborder Serpentes; a snake or serpent.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the suborder Serpentes; of, related to, or characteristic of a snake or serpent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Ophidia; a snake or serpent.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Ophidia; belonging to serpents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the nature or characters of a snake or serpent; belonging or relating to ophidians; of or pertaining to the Ophidia. Also ophidious.
- n. A member of the Ophidia, as a snake or serpent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
From New Latin Ophidia, suborder name, from Greek ophis, snake.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Ophidia, from Ancient Greek ὄφις (ophis, "snake") + -ian (Wiktionary)