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coralline

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noun cor·al·line \ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlīn, ˈkär-\

Definition of coralline

  1. 1 :  a coralline red alga

  2. 2 :  a bryozoan or hydroid that resembles a coral

1543

First Known Use of coralline

1543


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coralline

adjective cor·al·line

Definition of coralline

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling coral

  2. 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


First Known Use: circa 1633


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