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Definition of Coral tree
Coral treeCoral 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.
Meaning of Coral tree from wikipedia
in horticulture, the name coral tree
is used as a collective
term for these
plants. Flame tree
is another vernacular
name, but may refer...
- variegata, commonly known
as tiger's claw or Indian coral tree
, is a species
of Erythrina native
to the tropical
caffra, the coast coral tree
or African coral tree
, is a tree native
is often cultivated
and has introduced
crista-galli, often known
as the ****spur coral tree
, is a flowering tree
in the family
to Argentina, Uruguay, southern
- Christmas tree coral
dendrochristos, a species
of black coral Studeriotes
longiramosa, a species
of soft coral
- polyps. Coral species include
that inhabit tropical oceans
and secrete calcium carbonate
to form a hard skeleton. A coral
- Antipatharians, also known
as black corals
or thorn corals
, are an order
of soft deep-water corals
. These corals
can be recognized
- of deciduous tree
in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native
Africa. Common names include common coral tree
- The word Pārijāt (Sanskrit: पारिजात) refers
to the Indian coral tree
, night-flowering coral
jasmine, or simply
fragrance. It is not to be confused
- Bamboo coral
Isididae, is a family
of the phylum
Cnidaria. It is a commonly recognized inhabitant
of the deep sea, due...
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