Definitions

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  • n. Any of the genus Meandrina of corals with meandering grooves and ridges.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of corals with meandering grooves and ridges, including the brain corals.

Etymologies

From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The corals found on the sanctuary's fringing reefs include, table coral (Acropora cytheria) rice coral (Montipora capitata), lobe coral (Pavona duerdeni), corrugated coral (Pavona varians), mushroom coral (Fungia scutaria), lace coral (Pocillopora damicornis), antler coral (Pocillopora eydouxi), cauliflower coral (Pocilopora meandrina), finger coral (Porites compressa) and plate coral (Porites rus).

    Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

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