coral

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English[edit]

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Eunicella cavolinii (1), (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French coral (French corail), from Latin corallium, from Ancient Greek κοράλλιον (korállion, coral). Probably ultimately of Semitic origin (compare Hebrew גּוֹרָל (goral, small pebble), Arabic [script needed] (garal, small stone), originally referring to the red variety found in the Mediterranean.

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coral (countable and uncountable, plural corals)

  1. (uncountable) A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps.
  2. (countable) A colony of marine polyps.
  3. (countable) A somewhat yellowish pink colour, the colour of red coral.
    coral colour:    
  4. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; so called from their colour.
  5. (historical) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.

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coral (not comparable)

  1. Made of coral.
  2. Having the yellowish pink colour of coral.

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Portuguese[edit]

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coral m (plural corais)

  1. choir (group of singer)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French coral, from Latin corallium, from Ancient Greek κοράλλιον (korállion).

Noun[edit]

coral m (plural corales)

  1. (zoology) coral
  2. (botany) coral vine (Kennedia coccinea)

Etymology 2[edit]

From coro "choir" + -al.

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coral m, f (plural corales)

  1. choral

Noun[edit]

coral m (plural corales)

  1. chorale

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