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brain coral

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Definition of brain coral in English:

noun

A compact coral with a convoluted surface resembling that of the brain.
  • Diploria and other genera, order Scleractinia
Example sentences
  • This ruby brittle star sits on a brain coral, its gangly arms ready to reach out and snatch freshly spawned eggs.
  • I say ‘frustratingly nice’ because I am faced with the dilemma of shooting film now on the reef, or saving it for the brain coral.
  • More than 20 dive sites lie within a 10-minute boat ride of Speyside, including a wreck and a brain coral as big as a bungalow.

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