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