any of a genus (Bungarus) of SC and SE Asian elapine snakes that are generally black or dark brown with tan or yellow bands
Origin of kraitHindi karait
Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of South and Southeast Asia, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.
Origin of kraitHindi karait perhaps ultimately from Sanskrit kāla- black ; see Kali .
From Hindi करैत (krait).