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red coral

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English
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red coral

noun
1.
any of several corals of the genus Corallium, the skeletons of which are pinkish red in colour and used to make ornaments, etc Also called precious coral
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