An example of coral is the white hard part of a reef.
An example of coral is the pinkish-orange colored hard shell shaped like a twig used to make jewelry.
An example of coral is the Elizabeth Taylor rose.
Other Word Forms
Origin of coral
- Middle English from Old French from Latin corallium from Greek korallion
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French coral (French corail), from Latin corallium, from Ancient Greek κοράλλιον (korallion, “coral”).
- From coral.