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coral snake

noun

Definition of CORAL SNAKE

1
:  any of several venomous chiefly tropical New World elapid snakes (genus Micrurus) brilliantly banded in red, black, and yellow or white that include two (M. fulvius and M. euryxanthus) ranging northward into the southern United States
2
:  any of several harmless snakes resembling the coral snakes

First Known Use of CORAL SNAKE

circa 1772
CORAL SNAKE Defined for Kids

coral snake

noun

Definition of CORAL SNAKE for Kids

:  a small poisonous tropical American snake brightly ringed with red, black, and yellow or white
Medical Dictionary

coral snake

noun \ˈkr-əl-, ˈkär-\

Medical Definition of CORAL SNAKE

:  any of several venomous chiefly tropical New World elapid snakes of the genus Micrurus that are brilliantly banded in red, black, and yellow or white and include two (M. fulvius and M. euryxanthus) ranging northward into the southern United States

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