coral snake

noun
|Updated on: 25 Jun 2018

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 U.S.
2 : any of several harmless snakes resembling the coral snakes

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First Known Use of coral snake

circa 1772

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CORAL SNAKE Defined for Kids

coral snake

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Definition of coral snake for Students

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

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coral snake

noun \ ˈkȯr-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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