Associations to the word «Coral»

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Wiktionary

CORAL, noun. (uncountable) A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps.
CORAL, noun. (countable) A colony of marine polyps.
CORAL, noun. (countable) A somewhat yellowish pink colour, the colour of red coral.
CORAL, noun. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; so called from their colour.
CORAL, noun. (historical) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
CORAL, adjective. Made of coral.
CORAL, adjective. Having the yellowish pink colour of coral.
CORAL, proper noun. A female given name.
CORAL BLEACHING, noun. (ecology) The loss of colour in a coral reef due to the loss of symbiotic algae as a result of stress.
CORAL INSECT, noun. (archaic) One of the polyps (not insects) by which corals are formed.
CORAL INSECTS, noun. Plural of coral insect
CORAL ISLAND, noun. A type of island formed from coral detritus and associated organic material.
CORAL ISLANDS, noun. Plural of coral island
CORAL RAG, noun. A rubbly limestone composed of ancient coral reef material, sometimes used locally in building.
CORAL REEF, noun. A mound or hummock of compacted coral skeletons
CORAL REEFS, noun. Plural of coral reef
CORAL SEA, proper noun. A marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean off the north-east coast of Australia.
CORAL SNAKE, noun. Any of various venomous snakes of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides, native to tropical South America and Southern USA and having bright bands of red, yellow and black.
CORAL SNAKES, noun. Plural of coral snake
CORAL SPRINGS, proper noun. A city in Florida named for its natural spring water.
CORAL STITCH, noun. A kind of knotted stitch in embroidery.
CORAL STITCHES, noun. Plural of coral stitch
CORAL TREE, noun. (botany) Any of the trees of the genus Erythrina
CORAL VINE, noun. Antignon leptopus, A flowering vine native to Mexico
CORAL VINE, noun. (AU) Kennedia coccinea, a species of flowering plant, native to western Australia, with red or scarlet flowers.
CORAL VINES, noun. Plural of coral vine

Dictionary definition

CORAL, noun. A variable color averaging a deep pink.
CORAL, noun. The hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry.
CORAL, noun. Unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces.
CORAL, noun. Marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs.
CORAL, adjective. Of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color.

Wise words

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