[ krahyt ]
/ kraɪt /
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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.
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Origin of krait
First recorded in 1870–75, krait is from the Hindi word karait
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Example sentences from the Web for krait
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.India and the Indians|Edward F. Elwin
Animals which come into contact with the krait and its mimic are hardly likely to inspect their teeth.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for krait
/ (kraɪt) /
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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