Definition of krait in English:

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Pronunciation: /krīt/


A highly venomous Asian snake of the cobra family.
  • Genus Bungarus, family Elapidae: several species, including the black and yellow banded krait (B. fasciatus) . See also sea krait.
Example sentences
  • According to a study conducted by SPCA in the area, there are kraits, cobras and vipers in the area.
  • Snakes are common in Cuc Phuong; some, such as the banded krait, are deadly poisonous.
  • In northern Kerala it was mainly the bite of the Russell's viper and down here in Tamil Nadu, it is a mixture of the cobra and the krait.


Late 19th century: from Hindi karait.

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Syllabification: krait

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