Entry from US English dictionary
A harmless snake that mimics the bright coloration of the venomous coral snakes.
- Several genera in the family Colubridae, in particular Simophis and Pliocercus of South America.
- The false coral snake is a brightly colored, orange, red, or pinkish snake with fifty to sixty black bands.
- Animals which mimic dangerous animals include hoverflies, false coral snakes and the mimic octopus.
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Syllabification: false cor·al snake
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