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Definition of serpentine:

  1. A kind of ancient cannon.
  2. A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil- green color.
  3. Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.
  4. To serpentize.

Synonyms:

windy, twisted, bending, curling, snakelike, parallel, anfractuous, diagonal, straight, longitudinal, curved, curvy, ridged, continuous, crazy, flexuous, solid, repetition, sinuous, curving, meandrous, linear, snaky, curled, oblique, sinuous.

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