Gorgonia

noun
Gor·​go·​nia | \ gȯ(r)ˈgōnēə \

Definition of Gorgonia

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

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Other Words from Gorgonia

gorgonid \ ˈgȯ(r)gənə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Gorgonia

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

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“Gorgonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gorgonia. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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