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Dictionary Definition

coral adj : of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color

Noun

1 a variable color averaging a deep pink
2 the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry [syn: red coral, precious coral]
3 unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
4 marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs

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English

Etymology

From coral.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. A given name used since the end of the 19th century, mostly in the UK.
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