krait

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n krait brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Krait (Zoöl) A very venomous snake of India (Bungarus cœruleus), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n krait A small snake, Bungarus cæruleus or B. candidus, extremely venomous, and common throughout the greater part of the Indian subregion. It is all the more dangerous on account of its small size, and is believed to be responsible for a large share of the 20,000 deaths caused by wild animals that occur annually in India.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Native name

Usage

In literature:

The krait occurs, but is not common.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
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In news:

The chipsets are led by the quad-core flagship APQ8064, based on the new micro-architecture codenamed Krait.
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