krait

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krait

 (krīt)
n.
Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of South and Southeast Asia, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.

[Hindi karait, perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit kāla-, black; see Kali.]

krait

(kraɪt)
n
(Animals) any nonaggressive brightly coloured venomous elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, of S and SE Asia
[C19: from Hindi karait, of obscure origin]

krait

(kraɪt)

n.
any nocturnal venomous S Asian elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, having broad black-and-white or black-and-yellow bands.
[1870–75; < Hindi karait]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.krait - brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsulakrait - brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
banded adder, banded krait, Bungarus fasciatus - sluggish krait banded with black and yellow