Pronunciation: (sûr'punt), [key]
1. a snake.
2. a wily, treacherous, or malicious person.
3. the Devil; Satan. Gen. 3:1–5.
4. a firework that burns with serpentine motion or flame.
5. an obsolete wooden wind instrument with a serpentine shape and a deep, coarse tone. Cf. ophicleide.
6. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Serpens.
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