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coralline

noun cor·al·line \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlīn , ˈkär- \

Definition of coralline

1 : a coralline red alga
2 : a bryozoan or hydroid that resembles a coral

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First Known Use of coralline

1543


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coralline

adjective

Definition of coralline

1 : of, relating to, or resembling coral
2 : of, relating to, or being any of a family (Corallinaceae) of calcareous red algae

Origin and Etymology of coralline

French, from feminine of corallin coral-like, from Middle French, from Late Latin corallinus, from Latin corallium


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