from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of southeast Asia and adjacent islands, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several brightly-coloured, venomous snakes, of the genus Bungarus, of southeast Asia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small snake, Bungarus cæruleus or B. candidus, extremely venomous, and common throughout the greater part of the Indian subregion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula
Hindi karait, perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit kāla-, black; see Kali.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi करैत (krait). (Wiktionary)