Definitions for elapidˈɛl ə pɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

el•a•pidˈɛl ə pɪd(n.)

  1. any venomous snake of the family Elapidae, having erect fangs in the upper jaw and including coral snakes and cobras.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of elapid:

1880–85; < NL Elapidae=Elap-, s. of Elaps a genus (蠐 Gk éllops a marine fish) +-idae -id2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elapid, elapid snake(noun)

    any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres


  1. elapid(Noun)

    Any of many species of snakes, of the family Elapidae, including the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes

  2. elapid(Adjective)

    Characteristic of these snakes


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