Definition of false coral snake in English:

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false coral snake

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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