Definition of false coral snake in US English:

false coral snake


  • A harmless snake that mimics the bright coloration of the venomous coral snakes.

    Several genera in the family Colubridae, in particular Simophis and Pliocercus of South America

    • ‘The false coral snake is a brightly colored, orange, red, or pinkish snake with fifty to sixty black bands.’
    • ‘Animals which mimic dangerous animals include hoverflies, false coral snakes and the mimic octopus.’