/kraɪt/ (say kruyt)

any of the extremely venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of south-eastern Asia, especially B. coeruleus of India.
{Hindi karait, from kālā black}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Krait — Krait, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very venomous snake of India ({Bungarus c[oe]ruleus}), allied to the cobra. Its upper parts are bluish or brownish black, often with narrow white streaks; the belly is whitish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Krait — der; s, s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. Hindi krait> Gattung bis 2 m langer Giftnattern in Süd u. Südostasien …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • krait- — *krait germ., Verb: nhd. ritzen; ne. scratch (Verb); Hinweis: s. *kraita ; Etymologie: s. ing. *gred ?, *grod ?, Verb, kratzen?, Pokorny 405 …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • krait — [krīt] n. [Hindi karait] any of a genus (Bungarus) of SC and SE Asian elapine snakes that are generally black or dark brown with tan or yellow bands …   English World dictionary

  • Krait — Kraits Gebänderter Krait (Bungarus fasciatus) Systematik Reihe: Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Krait — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Animaux Le Krait est un serpent venimeux. Objets La Krait est une souris de la marque Razer. Catégorie  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • krait — /kruyt/, n. 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. [1870 75; < Hindi karait] * * * ▪ snake       any of… …   Universalium

  • krait — noun /kɹaɪt/ Any of several brightly coloured, venomous snakes, of the genus Bungarus, of southeast Asia …   Wiktionary

  • krait — Elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, found in northern India, whose bite is associated with generalized anesthetic and paralytic effects, as opposed to local pain, discoloration, or edema; neurotoxic symptoms are similar to those induced by …   Medical dictionary

  • krait — [[t]kraɪt[/t]] n. ram any nocturnal venomous S Asian elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, having broad black and white or black and yellow bands • Etymology: 1870–75; < Hindi karait …   From formal English to slang

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