red coral

red coral

noun
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; Middle English

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

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