elapid

play
noun el·a·pid \ˈe-lə-pəd\

Definition of elapid

  1. :  any of a family (Elapidae) of venomous snakes (as the cobras and coral snakes) with hollow fangs

Origin and Etymology of elapid

New Latin Elap-, Elaps, genus of snakes, from Middle Greek, a fish, alteration of Greek elops


First Known Use: 1885


Learn More about elapid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up elapid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!