from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where snakes are kept for study or display.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where serpents are confined for safety or for exhibition.


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  • My system craved a drink: four inches of Jim Beam straight up, with a sweating Jax draft on the side, an amber-gold rush that could light my soul for hours and even let me pretend that the serpentarium was closed forever.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • In connection with his institute, and right by the laboratory, the doctor has a large serpentarium, in which quantities of the common poisonous and non-poisonous snakes are kept, and some of the rarer ones.

    I. The Start

  • A&M University has had an active venom research program for 30 years (and a computer-controlled serpentarium!) dedicated to discovering medically important toxins in venom from such snakes as cottonmouths, copperheads and rattlesnakes.

  • It contains exhibits equivalent to an excellent zoo; a huge aviary, butterfly and hummingbird pavilions, jungle cat enclosures, monkey enclosures, a serpentarium and a dazzling display of Costa Rican frogs.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 photo provided by Phil Sandlin, a poisonous Gaboon Viper proudly displays its nostril horns in a serpentarium in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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  • More than 400 students visit Kingsville serpentarium during Viper Day

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories

  • As long as it's healthy, the anaconda will become Reptile World's newest attraction, joining the dozens of other snakes already on display at the serpentarium.

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  • In any case, Van Horn said he's thrilled to have the huge snake at the serpentarium.

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  • However, by Thursday, as the warm weather retuned, and the snake became more active in the sunlit enclosure set up for him at the front of the serpentarium, he had a different theory.

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  • Van Horn said the serpentarium has collected a number of different snake species found in the area over the years, but never an anaconda.

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  • Anaconda captured in Florida park
    People at the park near Orlando had noticed ducks and geese disappearing, and had suspected an alligator. The 12-foot snake was taken to a serpentarium. - LA Times

    January 24, 2010