Coral-rag

Cor´al-rag`


n.1.(geol.) Same as Corallian.
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Only parts of the coral-rag walls of the most prestigious buildings of this 14th century site survive, such as the four mosques and a number of important houses.
Led by the explorer Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese had been given an inhospitable reception further south at Kilwa and Mombasa where on two occasions the fleet was fired upon by cannon, but the king of Malindi welcomed them and the headland where Da Gama came ashore in 1498 is marked by a white coral-rag cross.