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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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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coral m (plural corales)

  1. coral
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 14v.
      DEl dozeno grado del ſigno de tauro es la piedra aque dizen coral negro.
      Of the twelfth degree of the sign of Taurus is the stone they call black coral.

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coral m (plural corais)

  1. choir (group of singer)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish coral, 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.

Adjective[edit]

coral m, f ‎(plural corales)

  1. choral

Noun[edit]

coral m ‎(plural corales)

  1. chorale

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