red coral


Definition of 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 Zlarin is also known for its exquisite jewelry handmade out of red coral that's harvested from the surrounding seas. Anja Mutic, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2021 The skirt was made from organza with metallic thread, and a red coral tiara that her future mother-in-law had given her months before adorned her tulle veil. Priya Rao, Town & Country, 4 Feb. 2013 The red coral, which can live for five hundred years, is one of several marine species that make human lifespans look like a blink of the eye by comparison. National Geographic, 31 Mar. 2018 Mediterranean red coral, with a potential lifespan of more than 500 years, live at depths of over half a mile deep. National Geographic, 31 Mar. 2018 Spoon out the green tomalley and red coral (if present) and set aside. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, 6 July 2017 Keep an eye out for the tropical fruit orchard, flaming red coral trees, and pua kala blossoms. Alex Schechter, Smithsonian, 3 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of red coral

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2021

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“Red coral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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