coral snake(redirected from Micrurus hemprichii)
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Any of various venomous elapid snakes chiefly of the genus Micrurus of tropical America and the southern United States, characteristically having bright red, yellow, and black bands.
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1. (Animals) any venomous elapid snake of the genus Micrurus and related genera, of tropical and subtropical America, marked with red, black, yellow, and white transverse bands
2. (Animals) any of various other brightly coloured elapid snakes of Africa and SE Asia
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any of several venomous elapid snakes often marked with bands of red, yellow, and black, as Micrurus fulvius, of the SE U.S.
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|Noun||1.||coral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia|
Asian coral snake - of India
African coral snake, Aspidelaps lubricus - small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange
|2.||coral snake - any of several venomous New World snakes brilliantly banded in red and black and either yellow or white; widely distributed in South America and Central America|
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