koraal

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French corail, from Latin corallium, from Ancient Greek κοραλλιών(koralliṓn); see coral for more.

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koraal n ‎(plural koralen, diminutive koraaltje n)

  1. Any of various coralline tiny organisms, notably of genus Corallium, who live in marine colonies
  2. The coral (calceous substance) they produce while building their colonies
  3. A bead made from or resembling natural coral
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Etymology 2[edit]

from Latin choralis (adjective 'choral' and noun 'chorister, chorale')

Noun[edit]

koraal m, n ‎(plural koralen, diminutive koraaltje n)

  1. m A male chorister, choir singer, choir boy (especially a treble knave)
  2. n A chorale, religious musical genre
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