from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The red color peculiar to the variety of coral known as Corallum rubrum.
  • Having this color; covered with a glaze of this hue: as, a coral-red vase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of red tinged with coral


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  • Her mouth was the ring of Solomon, her lips coral-red, and her teeth like a line of strung pearls or of camomile petals.

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  • St. Barths, a coral-red shade, offers a subtle splash of color that flatters a wide variety of complexions. $22 at www.

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  • “In his room, I suppose,” she said and held up a coral-red flower with a spicy scent.

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  • So a beautiful 1860s bentwood table base manufactured by Thonet Frères (of bistro chair fame) is grouped with a 1927-30 Mies van der Rohe steel-and-leather chair and a supersize 2003 coral-red laquered-wire armchair by Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana.

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  • For example, in my case, a beautiful coral-red enhances my overall natural glow, emphasizing good health and vibrance; whereas a sharp tomato-red can overwhelm me, and any blue-red from fire-engine to rose-red to burgundy tends to emphasize all the tiny little capillaries that rosacea has brought to the surface of my translucent skin, which isn't really the look I want to walk around with.

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  • Dragon-flies hover over the moist spots, transparent wings carrying coral-red bodies, and two sand-wasps pilot my steps, following the narrow ribbon of bare ground as a fish the course of a shallow stream, buzzing ominously as if in warning of some possible mischance.

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  • Water-dripping moss padded the lintels of grottos, before which dangled translucent ferns of delicate form, yet so rich and intense with life that crozier-tipped fronds took the hue of flowers — coral-red, golden-bronze, and yellow; while golden dust clung to hairy undersides like pollen to the thighs of hive-returning bees.

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  • It has a large ovate abdomen of olive-green bespangled with golden dust; black thorax, with coral-red mandibles; and long, slender legs, glossy black, and tricked out at the joints with golden touches.

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  • West Africa coral-red, to reddish brown, darkening whitish to cream-coloured

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  • “No, I suppose not,” Rachel acknowledged and sipped thoughtfully through the straw, coral-red lipstick leaving its imprint on the clear plastic.

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