ophid·​i·​an | \ ō-ˈfi-dē-ən How to pronounce ophidian (audio) \

Definition of ophidian

: of, relating to, or resembling snakes

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ophidian noun

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Finally, though, Raymer does rise to the occasion, tracking down a hit-and-run driver and putting an end (with an ophidian exclamation point) to the criminal career of one of the book’s more unsavory characters. T. Coraghessan Boyle, New York Times, "T. C. Boyle Reviews Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’," 3 May 2016

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First Known Use of ophidian

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ophidian

ultimately from Greek ophis

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The first known use of ophidian was in 1826

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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