coralline

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cor·al·line

noun \ˈkr-ə-ˌlīn, ˈkär-\

Definition of CORALLINE

1
:  a coralline red alga
2
:  a bryozoan or hydroid that resembles a coral

First Known Use of CORALLINE

1543

2coralline

adjective

Definition of CORALLINE

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling coral
2
:  of, relating to, or being any of a family (Corallinaceae) of calcareous red algae

Origin of CORALLINE

French, from feminine of corallin coral-like, from Middle French, from Late Latin corallinus, from Latin corallium
First Known Use: circa 1633

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