coral snake


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coral snake

n.
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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coral snake

n
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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cor′al snake`


n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australiacoral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
African coral snake, Aspidelaps lubricus - small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange
Australian coral snake, Rhynchoelaps australis - small venomous but harmless snake marked with black-and-white on red
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
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius - ranges from Central America to southeastern United States
Micruroides euryxanthus, western coral snake - ranges from Central America to southwestern United States
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