Definitions of elapid
  1. noun
    any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
    synonyms: elapid snake
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    New World coral snake, coral snake, harlequin-snake
    any of several venomous New World snakes brilliantly banded in red and black and either yellow or white; widely distributed in South America and Central America
    Old World coral snake, coral snake
    any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia
    Denisonia superba, copperhead
    venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia
    venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
    Hemachatus haemachatus, ringhals, rinkhals, spitting snake
    highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
    arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal
    Acanthophis antarcticus, death adder
    venomous Australian snake resembling an adder
    Notechis scutatus, tiger snake
    highly venomous brown-and-yellow snake of Australia and Tasmania
    Australian blacksnake, Pseudechis porphyriacus
    large semiaquatic snake of Australia; black above with red belly
    brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula
    Oxyuranus scutellatus, taipan
    large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia
    Micrurus fulvius, eastern coral snake
    ranges from Central America to southeastern United States
    Micruroides euryxanthus, western coral snake
    ranges from Central America to southwestern United States
    Asian coral snake
    of India
    African coral snake, Aspidelaps lubricus
    small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange
    Australian coral snake, Rhynchoelaps australis
    small venomous but harmless snake marked with black-and-white on red
    Indian cobra, Naja naja
    a cobra of tropical Africa and Asia
    Egyptian cobra, Naja haje, asp
    cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
    Naja nigricollis, black-necked cobra, spitting cobra
    aggressive cobra widely distributed in Africa; rarely bites but spits venom that may cause blindness
    Naja hannah, Ophiophagus hannah, hamadryad, king cobra
    large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
    Dendroaspis augusticeps, black mamba
    a highly venomous southern African mamba dreaded because of its quickness and readiness to bite
    Bungarus fasciatus, banded adder, banded krait
    sluggish krait banded with black and yellow
    type of:
    ophidian, serpent, snake
    limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
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