Definition of coral reef in English:
A ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral: the small island is enclosed in the middle of the coral reef
More example sentences
- The 1,000 - acre island has three miles of white sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs and turquoise waters.
- Offshore drilling would damage coral reefs and mangrove swamps and threaten endangered sea life.
- When properly protected, coral reefs can apparently recover quite quickly.
Definition of coral reef in:
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