[ noun ] (zoology) limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
His thirteenth chapter includes many exciting accounts of huge serpents with prodigious strength , but these seem to be given to complete his picture , not to be believed .(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He had dinner and sat there over his coffee watching the winding pattern of traffic as it crossed the bridge and spread_out like a serpent with two heads .
[ noun ] (music) an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake