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

  • noun Any of several corals of the genus Corallium, especially C. rubrum of the Mediterranean Sea, having a hard red skeleton that is valued for making jewelry and ornaments.

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  • noun corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry
  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry


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