Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, consisting of, or producing coral.
  • adjective Resembling coral, especially in color.
  • noun Any of various red algae of the family Corallinaceae whose fronds are covered with calcareous deposits.
  • noun Any of various organisms that resemble coral, such as certain bryozoans.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or containing coral; resembling coral; coral. Specifically
  • Having a color somewhat resembling that of red coral; red, pinkish-red, or reddish-yellow.
  • noun A seaweed with rigid calcareous fronds: so called from its resemblance to coral. See Corallina.
  • noun A coral or other zoöphyte or actinozoan: a term extended also to polyzoans or moss-animalcules, and to some of the hydrozoans.
  • noun [In this sense commonly corallin.] A dye, prepared commercially by heating together phenol, anhydrous oxalic acid, and oil of vitriol, and producing a very unstable color.
  • noun Commercial rosolic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A submarine, semicalcareous or calcareous plant, consisting of many jointed branches.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Formerly any slender coral-like animal; -- sometimes applied more particulary to bryozoan corals.
  • adjective Composed of corallines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to or pertaining to or resembling red algae of the family Corallinaceae.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling the material coral.
  • adjective Describing rock formed from the skeletons of such algae.
  • noun Any calcareous species of red algae of the family Corallinaceae.
  • noun An animal that resembles such a coral.

Etymologies

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

[French corallin, from Late Latin corallīnus, from Latin corallium, coral; see coral.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French corallin, from Latin corallinus, from corallium ("coral"), via Greek probably of Semitic origin.

Examples

  • A smaller calculus, which has been called coralline, is also cylindroid, with a number of brown, rough, crystalline oxalate of lime branches and whitish depressions of carbonate.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • Hall-Spencer also noted that in acidic seawater a type of algae known as coralline algae - which act as the glue holding coral reefs together - are destroyed.

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  • These species that are found in coral reefs are called coralline algae.

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  • However, algae that secrete calcium carbonate, such as coralline red algae and an abundant calcifying green alga known as Halimeda, are almost always significant contributors as well.

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  • A large rosy oval with a coral fringe and then a reddish speckled border and a thin dusting of coralline, another selvage fading into lotioned whiteness.

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  • Merriam-Webster Dicitonary

    noun

    Date: 1543

    1 : a coralline red alga

    2 : a bryozoan or hydroid that resembles a coral

    January 30, 2008

  • 1543 TRAHERON Vigo's Chirurg. (1586) 436 Coraline, corolina, is thought to be Brion, which is mosse growing to stones in the sea, and killeth the worms of young children.

    May 9, 2008