Serpent vs Jackal - What's the difference?

serpent | jackal |


As nouns the difference between serpent and jackal

is that serpent is snake while jackal is any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical old world, smaller than a wolf.

As a verb jackal is

to perform menial or routine tasks.

serpent

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A snake.
  • (label) An obsolete wind instrument in the brass family, whose shape is suggestive of a snake ().
  • (label) A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
  • A kind of firework with a serpentine motion.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To wind; to encircle.
  • (Evelyn)

    See also

    * herpetology * lizard * reptile * snake

    Anagrams

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    jackal

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical Old World, smaller than a wolf.
  • A person who performs menial/routine tasks, dogsbody
  • (pejorative) A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.
  • (slang, rare) A jack (the playing card.)
  • Hyponyms

    * black-backed jackal ** Cape jackal ** East African Jackal * golden jackal * side-striped jackal

    Hypernyms

    * canid

    See also

    *

    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Verb

  • To perform menial or routine tasks
  • * 1800 , Pamphlets on British Taxation [http://books.google.com/books?id=XB8JAQAAIAAJ]:
  • They have jackalled for the great beast, to pick in turns the bones of each other; they have subserved those above, to oppress and defraud those below; and they are suffering, and, so far as classes can, justly suffering their purgation.