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krait

[krahyt] /kraɪt/
noun
1.
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
1870-1875
1870-75; < Hindi karait
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krait

/kraɪt/
noun
1.
any nonaggressive brightly coloured venomous elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, of S and SE Asia
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi karait, of obscure origin
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