Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of South and Southeast Asia, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small snake, Bungarus cæruleus or B. candidus, extremely venomous, and common throughout the greater part of the Indian subregion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several brightly-coloured, venomous snakes, of the genus Bungarus, of southeast Asia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi karait, perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit kāla-, black; see Kali.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hindi करैत (krait).

Examples

  • At sight of the group, the krait raised their neck frills and hissed angrily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The next cell held three krait—creatures with reptilian heads and human torsos and serpent abdomens.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • At sight of the group, the krait raised their neck frills and hissed angrily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • At sight of the group, the krait raised their neck frills and hissed angrily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • At sight of the group, the krait raised their neck frills and hissed angrily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The next cell held three krait—creatures with reptilian heads and human torsos and serpent abdomens.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The next cell held three krait—creatures with reptilian heads and human torsos and serpent abdomens.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The next cell held three krait—creatures with reptilian heads and human torsos and serpent abdomens.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Divided into sections (the Americas, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe), it provides natural history images painstakingly rendered by artists over centuries, which depict new forms of flora and fauna that the European world was just discovering - from the banded krait (a snake) to the white-tailed gnu.

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  • Divided into sections (the Americas, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Europe), it provides natural history images painstakingly rendered by artists over centuries, which depict new forms of flora and fauna that the European world was just discovering - from the banded krait (a snake) to the white-tailed gnu.

    3 books for giving

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