Translation of coral in Spanish:

coral

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːrəl; ˈkɒrəl/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (substance) coral (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [island] coralino, de coral; [necklace] de coral coral reef arrecife (m) de coral, barrera (f) coralina
    More example sentences
    • Police said seven tourist boats sail every day from Tungkang to the small island, which boasts coral reefs and rich marine life.
    • The rest of the island is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches, coral reefs, warm clear blue waters and idyllic islands.
    • Ciguatera poison is made by a microscopic organism that attaches itself to algae growing in the warm waters of coral reefs.
    More example sentences
    • The pieces on this page - not to scale - are only the tip of the mountain of crystal, coral, bead, shell, pearl and sequin baubles available out there for summer.
    • The precious ingredients, ivory, coral, amber and crystal, have a distinctly magical aura - precious medicine for a precious child.
    • The sculptures are made of copper and silver decorated with coral, pearl, crystal and stone and are often set on a heart-shaped base.
    More example sentences
    • Remove the orange beak of coral from each scallop.
    • In a food processor, mix the lobster coral with three ounces of butter until well combined and reserve.
    • Separating the boys from the girls, females, called ‘hens’, are often preferred for their roe or coral.
    1.2 (color) (color (m)) coral (m)
    More example sentences
    • The key colours are bright coral, various shades of purple, peach and green.
    • Cyclamen flower petals range in colors from pink to white, coral, red, purple, and also a wide array of bicolors.
    • Jewel colours such as coral and emerald-green showed up often on runways last week, and shoppers should expect to see them in a few months in stores everywhere.

Definition of coral in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day torta
f
pie …
Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.