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}, under {Coral}. [1913 Webster]


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  • fringing reef — n. a coral reef growing outward from the shore with little or no water between it and the shore: cf. BARRIER REEF …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — a coral reef formed as a narrow band close to shore. Also called shore reef …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fringing reef — a coral reef close to and along the land. [1835 45] * * *       a coral reef (q.v.) consisting of a sea level flat built out from the shore of an island or continent. * * * …   Universalium

  • fringing reef — noun a coral reef that lies close to the shore …   English new terms dictionary

  • fringing reef — noun : a coral reef that borders the land …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reef flat — the area between a fringing reef and the shoreline. Covered by water at high tide but has little or no water at low tide …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • shore reef — fringing reef (a coral reef formed as a narrow band close to shore) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Coral reef — Marine habitats Biodiversity of a coral reef Lit …   Wikipedia

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