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staghorn

[stag-hawrn] /ˈstægˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
a piece of a stag's antler, especially when used to form objects, decorations, or the like.
adjective
3.
made of or decorated with staghorn:
a knife with a staghorn handle.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; stag + horn
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  • staghorn coral and a coral cross section, showing the skeletons that coral grow.
British Dictionary definitions for staghorn

stag's horn

/ˈstæɡˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
the antlers of a stag used as a material for carved implements
2.
a creeping variety of club moss, Lycopodium clavatum, growing on moors and mountains, having silvery hair points on its leaves
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