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  • n. Millepora alcicornis, a coral with a calcareous skeleton.

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  • A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially Millepora alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under millepore.

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Because it stings the tongue like ginger.

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