red coral


: a gorgonian (Corallium rubrum) of the Mediterranean and adjacent parts of the Atlantic having a hard stony skeleton of a delicate red or pink color used for ornaments and jewelry

Examples of red coral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because there were a lot of red coral. Autumn Spanne, The Atlantic, 24 Feb. 2021 This contrasts with the soft, flowing warmth of the red coral dome and the ripples of gold. Rosie Jarman, ELLE, 7 Apr. 2023 Colors include red coral, honey and sea glass. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 8 Aug. 2022 The same could be done for red coral. Autumn Spanne, The Atlantic, 24 Feb. 2021 Peering through a collection of vibrant purple pompoms, a bright red coral sits atop blooming underwater vegetation. Steven Vargasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2023 The couple decided to move into even bigger modifications on the top deck, which previously featured a split-level, dark-blue tiled pool with the boat’s red coral-reef logo. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2022 Her costume includes a red coral tiara, a necklace with red gems, a bikini top decorated with plastic kelp — and a 35-pound silicone tail. Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2022 The couple's jackets — which their stylist Andrea Pezzillo showed in a behind-the-scenes Instagram post — was adorned with the menswear's brand signature red coral logo. Stephanie Wenger,, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'red coral.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red coral was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near red coral

Cite this Entry

“Red coral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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