krait definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few highly venomous snakes of genus Bungarus of southeast Asia and adjacent countries, having a generally black body with colorful groups.
    • Any of a few brightly-coloured, venomous snakes, of this genus Bungarus, of southeast Asia.
    • a rather venomous serpent of Asia (Bungarus cœruleus), allied towards cobra. Its upper components are bluish or brown black colored, usually with slim white lines; the belly is whitish.
    • a little snake, Bungarus cæruleus or B. candidus, extremely venomous, and typical through the greater area of the Indian subregion.
    • vibrant colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula

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