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Definition of Corallium rubrum

Corallium rubrum
Coral 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, Madrepora. 2. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color. 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 insects. 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. under Coralloid. Coral snake. (Zo) (a) A small, venomous, Brazilian snake (Elaps corallinus), coral-red, with black bands. (b) A small, harmless, South American snake (Tortrix scytale). 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 Corallium rubrum from wikipedia

- regale Bayer, 1956 Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758) Corallium secundum Dana, 1846 Corallium sulcatum Kishinouye, 1903 Corallium taiwani**** Tu, Dai &...
- the sea contains sponges, s****fish, fish, and protected red coral (Corallium rubrum). The coastlines of Quercianella and Castiglioncello are rocky. The...
- branches can resemble the shape of sea coral rather than the color of Corallium rubrum specifically, and this is an alternative source for the name. Other...
- Anthothela grandiflora, an Anthothelidae Briareum sp., a Briareidae Corallium rubrum, a Coralliidae Acabaria splendens, a Melithaeidae Paragorgia arborea...
- protection allows commercially valuable and slow-growing red coral (Corallium rubrum) to produce large colonies in shallow water of less than 50 metres...
- corals, a member of the phylum Cnidaria. Genera in this family include: Corallium Cuvier, 1798 Hemicorallium Gray, 1867 Paracorallium Bayer & Cairns, 2003...
- (European conger) Actiniaria (Sea anemones) Pennatulacea (Sea pen) Corallium rubrum (Red coral) Caulerpa species (Caulerpa) Ascidiacea (Sea squirts) Holothuria...
- reptiles and also mammals. Apart from the monk seal, the red coral (Corallium rubrum), Eleonora's falcon (Falco eleonorae), Audouin's gull (Larus audouinii)...
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