eastern coral snake


noun

See under coral snake.

Nearby words

  1. eastern algonquian,
  2. eastern bloc,
  3. eastern camass,
  4. eastern cape,
  5. eastern church,
  6. eastern desert,
  7. eastern diamondback rattlesnake,
  8. eastern empire,
  9. eastern establishment,
  10. eastern ghats

coral snake

noun

any of numerous venomous elapid snakes, found chiefly in the New World tropics, as Micrurus fulvius (eastern coral snake), of the southeastern U.S., often brilliantly marked with bands of red, yellow, and black.
any of several other snakes, as of the genus Calliophis, of Asia, having red markings.

Origin of coral snake

First recorded in 1750–50

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British Dictionary definitions for eastern coral snake

coral snake

noun

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
any of various other brightly coloured elapid snakes of Africa and SE Asia
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