from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small marine clams of the genus Donax that are common in the coastal waters of the eastern and southern United States and have variously colored, often striped or banded shells.
- n. A soft porous limestone, composed essentially of fragments of shells and coral, used as a building material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several small marine clams, of the species Donax variabilis, common in US coastal waters.
- n. A soft form of limestone made of fragments of shells
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rock made up of fragments of marine shells, slightly consolidated by pressure and infiltrated calcareous matter.
Great White course, which was also overhauled in 2005 to include better-than-ever landscaping on top of its signature "coquina" crushed shells.
Sources: Tile: coquina stone and sea glass, Bisazza
January 30th, 2010 at 2: 49 pm dbadass says: coquina
It's built around a coquina stone courtyard with waterfalls and ponds.
Because it was built from coquina, a rare form of limestone and soft shells with small air pockets that absorbed shells rather than shattering, it is the oldest fort of its kind that was never breached.
It may not matter much to an individual coquina that it has been plucked from the edge of the surf, only to end up in boiling water.
But they have a variety of intertidal wetlands and sandy and rocky coasts of coquina (cemented molluscs).
Janet Reno, the former attorney general of the United States, has a coquina house in Kendall—Kendall is not an elegant section of Miami.
In San Agustín, there were still missions with Franciscan friars in brown habits, and the mass was sung every day in a long coquina church with a New World baroque facade.
A hundred years later, Spanish soldiers had raised mud and coquina forts along the coasts.