Gorgonia

noun

Gor·​go·​nia
gȯ(r)ˈgōnēə
: a genus of gorgonians (the type of the family Gorgoniidae) comprising the common sea fans with flexible horny axes
gorgonid
ˈgȯ(r)gənə̇d
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Jun. 2024.

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