- an enormous, imaginary, snakelike or dragonlike marine animal.
- (initial capital letters) Astronomy. the constellation Hydra.
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It certainly looked as much like a sea-serpent as any thing yet.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
Well, it do seem likely,” said Tom; “but I never could swallow the sea-serpent.The Golden Magnet
George Manville Fenn
The sailors with one accord agreed that it was the work of a sea-serpent.Great Pirate Stories
How many times have horse-mackerels been taken for the sea-serpent!The Professor at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.)
Take, for instance, the wide-spread legend of the sea-serpent.
- a huge legendary creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon