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CORAL SNAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coral snake mean? 

CORAL SNAKE (noun)
  The noun CORAL SNAKE has 2 senses:

1. any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia
2. 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

  Familiarity information: CORAL SNAKE used as a noun is rare.


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CORAL SNAKE (noun)


Sense 1coral snake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

coral snake; Old World coral snake

Hypernyms ("coral snake" is a kind of...):

elapid; elapid snake (any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coral snake"):

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)


Sense 2coral snake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

harlequin-snake; New World coral snake; coral snake

Hypernyms ("coral snake" is a kind of...):

elapid; elapid snake (any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coral snake"):

eastern coral snake; Micrurus fulvius (ranges from Central America to southeastern United States)

Micruroides euryxanthus; western coral snake (ranges from Central America to southwestern United States)


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