American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place where snakes are kept for study or display.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where serpents are confined for safety or for exhibition.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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)”
“More than 400 students visit Kingsville serpentarium during Viper Day”
“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.”
“In any case, Van Horn said he's thrilled to have the huge snake at the serpentarium.”
“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.”
“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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