Definition of coral noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒrəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrəl//
    , NAmE//ˈkɑːrəl//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a hard substance that is red, pink or white in colour, and that forms on the bottom of the sea from the bones of very small creatures. Coral is often used in jewellery. coral reefs/islands a coral necklace
  2. 2 [countable] a creature that produces coral
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin corallum, from Greek korallion, kouralion.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coral

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