Fringing
Fringe \Fringe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed} (fr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fringing}.] To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. [1913 Webster]

Precipices fringed with grass. -- Bryant. [1913 Webster]

{Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs}, under {Coral}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fringing reef — A Fringing reef is a kind of coral reef, that is located in the tropics generally immediately near the shoreline. This type of coral reef is the most common type of reef that is found. This type of reef grows the best on some kind of hard surface …   Wikipedia

  • Fringing reef — Fringe Fringe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fringed} (fr[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fringing}.] To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe. [1913 Webster] Precipices fringed with grass. Bryant. [1913 Webster] {Fringing reef}. See {Coral reefs} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fringing reefs — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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