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  1. coral

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    • n.
      a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas;precious red coral, used in jewellery
    • noun: coral, plural noun: corals

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    • 1. a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas a coral reef the nearby coral islands, lagoons, and atolls
    • precious red coral, used in jewellery she was wearing a twisted rope of coral, pearls, and crystal coral beads
    • the pinkish-red colour of red coral colours of earth, coral, and chestnut a coral and white dinner service
    • 2. a sedentary coelenterate of warm and tropical seas, with a calcareous, horny, or soft skeleton. Most corals are colonial and many rely on the presence of green algae in their tissues to obtain energy from sunlight.
    • 3. the unfertilized roe of a lobster or scallop, which is used as food and becomes reddish when cooked we had scallops with their coral, in their fluted shells
    • n.
      a red-flowered heuchera (Heuchera sanguinea) native to the southwestern US, but established ...

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    • n.
      a coral with sturdy branches likened to antlers, found in shallow waters throughout the Caribbean.

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    • n.
      a tropical or subtropical thorny shrub or tree with showy red or orange flowers.

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    • n.
      a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral: the small island is enclosed in the middle of the coral reef

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    • n.
      a tropical or subtropical thorny shrub or tree with showy red or orange flowers that are ...

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    • n.
      another term for red coral

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    • n.
      a fungus that produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching fingerlike projections ...

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    • n.
      a common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red ...

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    • IPA[ˈkôrəl]

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    • n.
      a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, ... a coral reef

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