I. noun Date: 1543 1. a coralline red alga 2. a bryozoan or hydroid that resembles a coral II. adjective Etymology: French, from feminine of corallin coral-like, from Middle French, from Late Latin corallinus, from Latin corallium Date: circa 1633 1. of, relating to, or resembling coral 2. of, relating to, or being any of a family (Corallinaceae) of calcareous red algae

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  • coralline — [ kɔralin ] n. f. • 1567; lat. sc. corallina, de corallium ♦ Algue marine rouge buissonnante (rhodomélacées). La coralline de Corse, très riche en iode, est un stimulant de la thyroïde. ● coralline nom féminin (latin scientifique corallina) Algue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Coralline — Cor al*line (? or ?), a. [Cf. L. corallinus coralred.] Composed of corallines; as, coralline limestone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coralline — Cor al*line, n. [Cf. F. coralline.] 1. (Bot.) A submarine, semicalcareous or calcareous plant, consisting of many jointed branches. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Formerly any slender coral like animal; sometimes applied more particulary to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coralliné — coralliné, ée (ko ral li né, née) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui a du rapport avec le corail. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Corail …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • coralline — ► ADJECTIVE 1) derived or formed from coral. 2) pinkish red. 3) resembling coral …   English terms dictionary

  • coralline — [kôr′ə līn΄, kôr′əlin] n. [ModL corallina < the adj.] 1. any animal related to or resembling the corals 2. any of a family (Corallinaceae) of red algae that produce limestone adj. [LL corallinus, coral red] 1. consisting of coral or corallines …   English World dictionary

  • Coralline — Not to be confused with Coraline. Coralline means resembling coral and may refer to: Coralline algae, whose fronds are covered with calcareous deposits. Coralline rock, formed by the death of layers of coralline algae. Sclerosponges, sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • CORALLINE — s. f. Espèce de polypier, substance marine, pierreuse comme le corail, branchue et composée de petites pièces attachées les unes aux autres. La coralline est vermifuge. Sirop de coralline …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • CORALLINE — n. f. Sorte d’algue, à rameaux incrustés d’une matière calcaire. La coralline croît par touffes sur les rochers du bord de la mer. Sirop de coralline …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • coralline — /kawr euh lin, luyn , kor /, adj. 1. composed of coral or having the structure of coral: coralline limestone. 2. corallike. 3. coral colored; reddish yellow; light yellowish red; pinkish yellow. n. 4. any red algae impregnated with lime. 5. any… …   Universalium

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