Definition of Sea serpent

1. Noun. Huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon.

Generic synonyms: Legendary Creature



Definition of Sea serpent

1. Noun. Any unidentified sea monster, especially one resembling a snake or dragon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea serpent

1. 1. Any marine snake. See Sea snake. 2. A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never yet captured. Many accounts of sea serpents are imaginary or fictitious; others are greatly exaggerated and distorted by incompetent observers; but a number have been given by competent and trustworthy persons, which indicate that several diverse animals have been called sea serpents. Among these are, apparently, several large snakelike fishes, as the oar fish, or ribbon fish (Regalecus), and huge conger eels. Other accounts probably refer to the giant squids (Architeuthis). Some of the best accounts seem to describe a marine saurian, like the fossil Mosasauri, which were large serpentlike creatures with paddles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Serpent

sea salt
sea salts
sea sandpiper
sea sandwort
sea saurian
sea sawdust
sea scallop
sea scooter
sea scooters
sea scorpion
sea scorpions
sea scout
sea scurf
sea scurfs
sea scurvy
sea serpent (current term)
sea serpents
sea shanties
sea shanty
sea silk
sea slater
sea slug
sea snail
sea snake
sea snipe
sea spider
sea spiders
sea spray
sea spurry
sea squab

Literary usage of Sea serpent

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The most prolific in accounts of the sea-serpent, however, are the early Norse ... "American sea-serpent."10 These stories were so circumstantial and on the ..."

2. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Recent Appearance of a sea serpent in Gulf of St. Lawrence. — In Norway in 1845. ... sea serpent of Hebrides, 1808. — Reasons for concluding that ..."

3. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Recent Appearance of a sea serpent in Gulf of St. Lawrence. — In Norway in 1845. ... sea serpent of Hebrides, 1808. — Reasons for concluding that ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"WAS IT THE SEA-SERPENT P HERE is a letter which will at least startle ... DEAR JACK : Some ol your "chicks" who arc specially interested in the sea-serpent, ..."

5. A Second Visit to North America by Charles Lyell (1855)
"Recent Appearance of a sea serpent in the Gulf of St. Lawrence— in Norway in ... sea serpent of Hebrides, 1808.—Reasons for concluding that Pontoppidans Sea ..."

6. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1850)
"Recent Appearance of a sea serpent in the Gulf of St. Lawrence— in Norway in 1845—Hear ... sea serpent of Hebrides, 1808. — Reasons for concluding that ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"Considering, too, the tides and currents of the ocean, it seems still more reasonable to suppose that the dead sea-serpent would be occasionally cast on ..."

8. The Cruise of the "Cachalot": Round the World After Sperm Whales by Frank Thomas Bullen (1898)
"More than that, they do believe that the mythical sea-serpent is "boomed" at certain periods, in the lack of other subjects, -which may not be far from the ..."

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