fire coral


Definition of fire coral 

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

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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, "The Best Spring Hair-Color Ideas," 7 Mar. 2018

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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

\-ˈkȯr-əl, -ˈkär- \

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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