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Gorgonian

[gawr-goh-nee-uh n] /gɔrˈgoʊ ni ən/
noun
1.
any of numerous alcyonarian corals of the order Gorgonacea, having a usually branching, horny or calcareous skeleton.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Gorgonacea.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin Gorgoni(a) genus name (see Gorgon, -ia) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Gorgonian

gorgonian

/ɡɔːˈɡəʊnɪən/
noun
1.
any coral of the order Gorgonacea, having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton: includes the sea fans and red corals
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Gorgonacea

Gorgonian

/ɡɔːˈɡəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a Gorgon
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