Any of an order (Gorgonacea) of colonial anthozoans with a horny, axial skeleton that branches, as in the sea whips, or forms an open network, as in the sea fans.
Webster's New World
(biology) Any coral of the order Gorgonacea.
- gorgonian coral
Of or relating to the Gorgons.
Terrible or repulsive.
(biology) Of or relating to any coral of the order Gorgonacea.
Other Word Forms of Gorgonian
Origin of Gorgonian
From Latin gorgonia coral from Gorgō Gorgon- Gorgon Gorgon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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