cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
Syn: ↑family Elapidae
Hypernyms: ↑reptile family
Member Holonyms: ↑Serpentes, ↑suborder Serpentes, ↑Ophidia, ↑suborder Ophidia
Member Meronyms:

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\\ə̇ˈlapəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Elap-, Elaps, type genus + -idae
: a family of front-fanged venomous snakes found in the warmer parts of both hemispheres and including the cobras and mambas, the coral snakes of the New World, and the majority of Australian snakes (as the death adder, black snake, and tiger snake) — see elapinae

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