fire coral

noun

Definition of fire coral

: a colonial coralline hydrozoan (genus Millepora) having nematocysts that inflict a painful and burning sting

Examples of fire coral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poppy, bright orange like blood orange (especially on olive or Asian skin tones), burnt clay, fire coral, yellow, and neons are exciting me, too. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fire coral

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire coral was in 1952

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“Fire coral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20coral. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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fire coral

noun
\ -ˈkȯr-əl, -ˈkär- How to pronounce fire coral (audio) \

Medical Definition of fire coral

: a colonial hydrozoan (genus Millepora) resembling coral and having nematocysts that inflict a painful and burning sting

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