any of several large, usually banded, placid but highly venomous snakes constituting the genus Bungarus, of the cobra family, common in southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago.
Origin of krait
First recorded in 1870–75, krait is from the Hindi word karait
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Examples from the Web for krait
Historical Examples of krait
Animals which come into contact with the krait and its mimic are hardly likely to inspect their teeth.
A krait, the most deadly snake in India, in the middle of the day came in at the door of the room in which I was sitting reading.
British Dictionary definitions for krait
any nonaggressive brightly coloured venomous elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, of S and SE Asia
Word Origin for krait
C19: from Hindi karait, of obscure origin
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