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gorgonian

noun gor·go·ni·an \gr-ˈgō-nē-ən\

Definition of GORGONIAN

:  any of an order (Gorgonacea) of colonial anthozoans with a usually horny and branching axial skeleton
gorgonian adjective

Origin of GORGONIAN

New Latin Gorgonia, a coral genus, from Latin, coral, from Gorgon-, Gorgo
First Known Use: 1835

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