from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plural proper n. The suborder of reptiles which includes the serpents; called also Serpentes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of the class Reptilia, without developed limbs, with mobile quadrate bone and separate mandibular rami; the snakes or serpents.

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

  • n. snakes


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  • After all, if Commander Artemus Bishop can outwit the Serpent Empire of Saurian-Five, why should I be intimidated by a crate of squamous Ophidia.

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  • Monstrous Ophidia are mentioned in sober history, e.g. that which delayed the army of

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  • As a child, he had shrunk from visiting the serpent house at the Zoo; and, later, when he had come to man's estate and had put off childish things, and settled down in real earnest to his self-appointed mission of drinking up all the alcoholic fluid in England, the distaste for Ophidia had lingered.

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  • Serpents, or Snakes, says the Encyclopaedia, are reptiles of the saurian class Ophidia, characterised by an elongated, cylindrical, limbless, scaly form, and distinguished from lizards by the fact that the halves

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  • Monstrous Ophidia are mentioned in sober history, e.g. that which delayed the army of Regulus.

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  • In the museum, Cuvier's classification has been followed, with slight variations; that is to say, the reptiles have been re-divided into four classes: -- the Sauria, or Lizards (in which class some modern naturalists, as Merrem and others, include serpents); the Ophidia, or

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  • “Actually,” he said, “this life form is considerably less evolved than either the Serpentes or Ophidia suborders.


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  • "If we should consider as a result of _degradation_ the loss of legs seen in the snakes, the _Ophidia_ should be regarded as constituting the lowest order of reptiles; but it would be an error to admit this consideration.

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