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coral British & World English

A hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas

coral rag British & World English

Rubbly limestone composed chiefly of petrified coral

Coral Sea British & World English

A part of the western Pacific lying between Australia, New Guinea, and Vanuatu, the scene of a naval battle between US and Japanese carriers in 1942

cup coral British & World English

A small brightly coloured solitary coral with tentacles that end in small knobs, sometimes found in colder seas

red coral British & World English

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

brain coral British & World English

A compact coral with a convoluted surface resembling that of the brain

Cape Coral British & World English

A resort city in southwestern Florida, near the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, southwest of Fort Myers; population 156,835 (est. 2008)

coral bells British & World English

A red-flowered heuchera (Heuchera sanguinea) native to the southwestern US, but established elsewhere with many ornamental cultivars

coral reef British & World English

A ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral

coral snake British & World English

A brightly coloured venomous snake of the cobra family, typically having conspicuous bands of red, yellow, white, and black

coral spot British & World English

A common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red cushion-like bodies on the twigs and branches and causing dieback

coral tree British & World English

A tropical or subtropical thorny shrub or tree with showy red or orange flowers

fire coral British & World English

A colonial coral-like hydrozoan, the heavy external skeleton of which forms reefs. The polyps bear nematocysts which can inflict painful stings

coral fungus British & World English

A fungus which produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching finger-like projections which resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America

Coral Gables British & World English

A resort and commercial city in southeastern Florida, just southwest of Miami, on Biscayne Bay; population 42,781 (est. 2008)

Coral Springs British & World English

A residential city in southeastern Florida; population 125,783 (est. 2008)

elkhorn coral British & World English

A coral with sturdy antler-like branches, found in shallow waters throughout the Caribbean

organ-pipe coral British & World English

A tropical coral which forms narrow parallel calcareous tubes linked by transverse plates

staghorn coral British & World English

A large stony coral with antler-like branches

false coral snake British & World English

A harmless snake that mimics the bright coloration of the venomous coral snakes

precious coral in red coral British & World English

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

coral spot disease in coral spot British & World English

A common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red cushion-like bodies on the twigs and branches and causing dieback