blue coral

blue coral
Heliopora He`li*op"o*ra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the sun + ? a passage, pore.] (Zo["o]l.) An East Indian stony coral now known to belong to the Alcyonaria; -- called also {blue coral}. [1913 Webster]

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