Coral meaning

kôr'əl, kŏr'-
The definition of coral is a hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that often forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll.
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The oldest coral reefs known are Hawaiian reefs which are an estimated 4,265 years old.
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Coral has been called the oldest living organism with a skeleton on the planet.

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.

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Coral is defined as a pinkish-orange color.

An example of coral is the Elizabeth Taylor rose.

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The unfertilized eggs of a female lobster, which turn a reddish color when cooked.
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A deep or strong pink to moderate red or reddish orange.
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Of a deep or strong pink to moderate red or reddish orange.
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The hard, stony skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps (class Anthozoa) and often deposited in extensive masses forming reefs and atolls in tropical seas.
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Any such polyp (esp. order Scleractinia) living singly or in large colonies.
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A piece of coral, esp. the red kind used in jewelry.
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The mature ovaries of the lobster.
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A yellowish red or yellowish pink.
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Made of coral.
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Yellowish-red or yellowish-pink.
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Any of numerous small, sedentary cnidarians (coelenterates) of the class Anthozoa. Corals often form massive colonies in shallow sea water and secrete a cup-shaped skeleton of calcium carbonate, which they can retreat into when in danger. Corals are related to the sea anemones and have stinging tentacles around the mouth opening that are used to catch prey.
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A hard, stony substance consisting of the skeletons of these animals. It is typically white, pink, or reddish and can form large reefs that support an abundance of ocean fish.
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(uncountable) A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps.
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(countable) A colony of marine polyps.
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(countable) A somewhat yellowish pink colour, the colour of red coral.

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Made of coral.
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Having the yellowish pink colour of coral.
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A female given name.
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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 Wiktionary
  • From coral.
    From Wiktionary