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Definition of Atolls
atollsCoral Cor"al, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium,
fr. Gr. kora`llion.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa,
and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed
by some Bryozoa.
Note: The large stony corals forming coral reefs belong to
various genera of Madreporaria, and to the hydroid
genus, Millepora. The red coral, used in jewelry, is
the stony axis of the stem of a gorgonian (Corallium
rubrum) found chiefly in the Mediterranean. The fan
corals, plume corals, and sea feathers are species
of Gorgoniacea, in which the axis is horny.
Organ-pipe coral is formed by the genus Tubipora, an
Alcyonarian, and black coral is in part the axis of
species of the genus Antipathes. See Anthozoa,
2. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their
3. A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and
other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
Brain coral, or Brain stone coral. See under Brain.
Chain coral. See under Chain.
Coral animal (Zo["o]l.), one of the polyps by which corals
are formed. They are often very erroneously called coral
Coral fish. See in the Vocabulary.
Coral reefs (Phys. Geog.), reefs, often of great extent,
made up chiefly of fragments of corals, coral sands, and
the solid limestone resulting from their consolidation.
They are classed as fringing reefs, when they border the
land; barrier reefs, when separated from the shore by a
broad belt of water; atolls, when they constitute
separate islands, usually inclosing a lagoon. See Atoll.
Coral root (Bot.), a genus (Corallorhiza) of orchideous
plants, of a yellowish or brownish red color, parasitic on
roots of other plants, and having curious jointed or
knotted roots not unlike some kinds of coral. See Illust.
Coral snake. (Zo)
(a) A small, venomous, Brazilian snake (Elaps
corallinus), coral-red, with black bands.
(b) A small, harmless, South American snake (Tortrix
Coral tree (Bot.), a tropical, leguminous plant, of several
species, with showy, scarlet blossoms and coral-red seeds.
The best known is Erythrina Corallodendron.
Coral wood, a hard, red cabinet wood. --McElrath.
Atoll A*toll", n. [The native name in the Indian Ocean.]
A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral
reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or
depression; a lagoon island.
Meaning of Atolls from wikipedia
- therefore atolls
only in the tropics
and subtropics. The northernmost atoll
of the world
is Kure Atoll
at 28°24′ N, along
with other atolls
- and central atolls
, an arra**** structure
is apparent. There
and deep channels
. The origin
of the word "atoll
(4,100 km; 2,500 mi) east of Tokyo. Midway Atoll
is part of a chain
, and seamounts extending
from the Island
. As the two Malé Atolls
are the main islands
of the administrative
district, the entire Kaafu Atoll
- 175 on other Marshall Islands
, and 450 in the United
States. Of those, 81 were among those
who left the atoll
in 1946. In 2001, the po****tion...
- An atoll
is a type of island. Atoll
may also refer
of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean Atolls Rural
LLG in off the coast
- Malé Atoll
is an administrative atoll
in the Republic
of Maldives. It consists
of two separate atolls
- coral atolls
: (Atafu, Nukunonu, and Fakaofo). They have a combined
land area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The capital rotates yearly among
the three atolls
- and remediation
continue. Johnston Atoll
is one of the world's most isolated atolls
. It was formerly
the most-visited of the U.S. Pacific...
- Palmyra Atoll
(/pælˈmaɪrə/), also referred
to as Palmyra
Island, is one of the Northern
(southeast of Kingman
Reef and north
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