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red coral Syllabification: red cor·al

Definition of red coral in English:


A branching pinkish-red horny coral that is used in jewelry. Also called precious coral.
  • Genus Corallium, order Gorgonacea, class Anthozoa
Example sentences
  • Black coral is not a common sight - much of it ends up as jewellery, like the red coral you see in souvenir shops in Tunisia, and of which too little remains in these comparatively shallow waters.
  • To acquire precious corals, they pull big blocks along the flanks of the seamount and then, using attached nets, capture whatever breaks off.
  • This drops down 20m, where it breaks up into dustcart-sized rocks covered in brown and red algae, purple and rose-red fronds, sea pens and small red corals.
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