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Definition of coral noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkɑrəl//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a hard substance that is red, pink, or white in color, and that forms on the bottom of the ocean from the bones of very small creatures. Coral is often used in jewelry coral reefs/islands a coral necklace
  2. 2[countable] a creature that produces coral
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coral

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