noun (1)
co·​ra | \ ˈkōrə, ˈkȯrə\
plural -s

Definition of cora

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a gazelle (Gazella arabica) found from Persia to North Africa


noun (2)
\ "\

Definition of Cora (Entry 2 of 3)

: a genus of basidiolichens superficially resembling the bracket fungi and widely distributed on soil and trees in Central and South America


noun (3)
\ "\
plural Cora or Coras

Definition of Cora (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : a Taracahitian people of the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico including the Cora proper and the Coano
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Cora people

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for cora

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

New Latin, perhaps from Greek korē girl, doll, pupil of the eye; from its circular shape; akin to Latin crescere to grow

Noun (3)

Spanish, of American Indian origin

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on cora

What made you want to look up cora? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!