Elaps

noun \ˈēˌlaps\

Definition of Elaps

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Elapidae) of venomous snakes formerly including many of the groove-fanged snakes (such as those now placed in Micrurus) but now usually restricted to a few garter snakes of southern Africa

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Origin and Etymology of elaps

New Latin Elap-, Elaps, from Middle Greek elaps, a fish, alteration of Greek ellops, elops — more at elops


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