Definition of Serpens in English:

Serpens

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A large constellation (the Serpent) on the celestial equator, said to represent the snake coiled around Ophiuchus. It is divided into two parts by Ophiuchus, Serpens Caput (the “head”) and Serpens Cauda (the “tail”)

    1. 1.1Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
      ‘the star Beta Serpentis’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Serpens

/ˈsərpənz/