sea serpent


noun

an enormous, imaginary, snakelike or dragonlike marine animal.
(initial capital letters) Astronomy. the constellation Hydra.

Nearby words

  1. sea rover,
  2. sea salt,
  3. sea scallop,
  4. sea scorpion,
  5. sea scout,
  6. sea shanty,
  7. sea slater,
  8. sea slug,
  9. sea snail,
  10. sea snake

Origin of sea serpent

First recorded in 1640–50

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sea serpent

noun

a huge legendary creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon
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