noun Gor·go·nia \gȯ(r)ˈgōnēə\

Definition of Gorgonia

  1. :  a genus of gorgonians (the type of the family Gorgoniidae) comprising the common sea fans with flexible horny axes


\ˈgȯ(r)gənə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of gorgonia

New Latin, from Latin, coral, from Gorgon-, Gorgo + -ia -y

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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