Definition of ophiolatry in US English:

ophiolatry

noun

  • The worship of serpents; also (rarely) as a count noun.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Cotton Mather (1663–1728), minister in America and author. From ophio- + -latry.

Pronunciation

ophiolatry

/ˌɒfɪˈɒlətri/