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sea serpent

n.
A large snakelike marine animal often reported by mariners since antiquity but never positively identified.
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sea serpent

n
(European Myth & Legend) a huge legendary creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon
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sea′ ser`pent


n.
1. an enormous, imaginary, snakelike or dragonlike marine animal.
2. (caps.) the constellation Hydra.
[1640–50]
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Noun1.sea serpent - huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragonsea serpent - huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon
legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
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