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Noun: coral  kor-ul or kó-rul [N. Amer], kó-rul [Brit]
  1. A variable colour averaging a deep pink
     
  2. The hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink colour and is used for jewellery
    - red coral, precious coral
     
  3. Unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to colour sauces
     
  4. Marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
Adjective: coral  kor-ul or kó-rul [N. Amer], kó-rul [Brit]
  1. Of a strong pink to yellowish-pink colour

Derived forms: corals

See also: chromatic

Type of: actinozoan, anthozoan, hard roe, opaque gem, pink, roe

Part of: lobster

Encyclopedia: Coral, Ontario