sea ginger

Sea ginger

Sea" gin"ger\ (Zo["o]l.) A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore.
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