Definition of red coral in English:

Share this entry

red coral

(also precious coral)


A branching pinkish-red horny coral which is used in jewellery.
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: red coral

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.