red coral
noun Date: 14th century a gorgonian (Corallium rubrum) of the Mediterranean and adjacent parts of the Atlantic having a hard stony skeleton of a delicate red or pink color used for ornaments and jewelry

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  • Red coral — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red coral — n. any of various gorgonian corals of warm seas; esp., a species (Corallium nobile) often taken from the Mediterranean region, whose smooth, hard, blood red skeleton is used for jewelry …   English World dictionary

  • red coral — red′ cor′al n. ivt any of several corals of the genus Corallium, as C. nobile, of the Mediterranean Sea, that has a red or pink skeleton and is used for jewelry • Etymology: 1275–1325 …   From formal English to slang

  • red coral — noun 1. the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry • Syn: ↑coral, ↑precious coral • Hypernyms: ↑opaque gem 2. corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used …   Useful english dictionary

  • red coral — any of several alcyonarian corals of the genus Corallium, as C. nobile, of the Mediterranean Sea, having a red or pink skeleton, used for jewelry. Also called precious coral. [1275 1325; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • red coral — noun a branching pinkish red horny coral used in jewellery. [Genus Corallium.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • 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 large… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral animal — 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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