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red coral

n.
Any of several corals of the genus Corallium, especially C. rubrum of the Mediterranean Sea, having a hard red skeleton that is valued for making jewelry and ornaments.
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red coral

n
1. (Animals) any of several corals of the genus Corallium, the skeletons of which are pinkish-red in colour and used to make ornaments, etc. Also called: precious coral
2. (Jewellery) any of several corals of the genus Corallium, the skeletons of which are pinkish-red in colour and used to make ornaments, etc. Also called: precious coral
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red′ cor′al


n.
any of several corals of the genus Corallium, as C. nobile, of the Mediterranean Sea, that has a red or pink skeleton and is used for jewelry.
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Noun1.red coral - the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelryred coral - the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
2.red coral - corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry
gorgonian, gorgonian coral - corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
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Coral is not to be found in all parts of this gulf, and red coral in very few.
Under his coat he wore a knitted grey vest, and, instead of a collar, a silk scarf of a dark bronze-green, carefully crossed and held together by a red coral pin.
The one who was leaning in the chair -- that is to say, the joyous, the laughing one -- was a beautiful girl of from eighteen to twenty, with brown complexion and brown hair, splendid, from eyes which sparkled beneath strongly-marked brows, and particularly from her teeth, which seemed to shine like pearls between her red coral lips.
Slow-growing red corals are hewn into jewelry, while plate, staghorn and mushroom corals are collected, dried and bleached for display.
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