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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An erosion-resistant marine ridge or mound consisting chiefly of compacted coral together with algal material and biochemically deposited magnesium and calcium carbonates.

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  • n. A mound or hummock of compacted coral skeletons

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  • n. a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone

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