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Definition of Coral
CoralCoral 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 from wikipedia
are marine invertebrates within
the cl**** Anthozoa
of the phylum
Cnidaria. They typically
live in compact colonies
of many identical
- A coral
reef is an underwater ecosystem characterized
by reef-building corals
of coral polyps
- The Coral
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- Coral snakes
are a large group
of elapid snakes
that can be subdivided
into two distinct
groups, Old World coral snakes
and New World coral
atoll, is a ring-shaped coral
rim that encircles
a lagoon partially
or completely. There
may be coral islands
bleaching occurs when coral polyps expel algae
that live inside their
tissues. Normally, coral polyps
live in an endosymbiotic relationship
- Cape Coral
/ˈkɒrəl/ is a city located
in Lee County, Florida, United
States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded
in 1957 and developed
as a planned
- Coral Castle
is an oolite limestone structure created
by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin
(1887–1951). It is located
- various tones
of the color coral
of the colors
of those cnidarians known
as precious corals
. The web color coral
is a shade
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