gorgonian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Gorgonia, from Latin Gorgo (from Ancient Greek Γοργώ (Gorgṓ)) + -an.

Noun[edit]

gorgonian (plural gorgonians)

  1. Any coral of the order Alcyonacea.

Adjective[edit]

gorgonian (comparative more gorgonian, superlative most gorgonian)

  1. Of or relating to the gorgons.
  2. Terrible or repulsive.
  3. Of or relating to any coral of the order Alcyonacea.