Crossword clues for coral
- Reddens in cooking
- ___ Gables, Fla.
- Shade of red
- Sea or snake
- Pinkish yellow
- Staghorn ___
- Kind of reef or snake
- Atoll component
- ___ reef
- Marine polyp
- Atoll substance
- ____ Gables
- Gift for a 35th anniversary
- Atoll material
- Type of reef
- Reddish yellow
- ___ Gables (Miami suburb)
- An anthozoan
- Word with Gables or Sea
- Pacific sea
- Atoll builder
- Sea skeleton
- Kwajalein material
- Marine skeleton
- Lithophyte, for one
- Reef makeup
- Basis for a tropical reef
- S. Pacific sea
- Gables of Florida
- Reef polyp
- Yellowish pink
- Great Barrier Reef material
- _____ Sea (W.W. II site)
- Yellowish red
- Lobster roe
- Reef material
- Snorkeler's sight
- Pinkish color
- Snorkeling milieu
- Key material
- Polyp production
- Necklace stuff
- Deep pink
- Pinkish hue
- Reef buildup
- Marine formation
- Lipstick shade
- Atoll makeup
- Shade of pink
- Lipstick hue
- Pink shade
- Jewelry material
- A pastel
- Atoll composition
- Pinkish orange
- Something seen in the 70-Across
- With 32-Across, place to snorkel
- Pastel shade
- Masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
- Marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton
- Used as garnish or to color sauces
- A variable color averaging a deep pink
- Unfertilized lobster roe
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
colorful \colorful\ adj.
having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.]
Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Old French coral (12c., Modern French corail), from Latin corallium, from Greek korallion; perhaps of Semitic origin (compare Hebrew goral "small pebble," Arabic garal "small stone"), originally just the red variety found in the Mediterranean, hence use of the word as a symbol of "red." Related: Coralline. Coral snake (1760) is so called for the red zones in its markings. Coral reef is attested from 1745.
a. 1 Made of coral. 2 Having the yellowish pink colour of coral. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A hard substance made of the limestone skeletons of marine polyps. 2 (context countable English) A colony of marine polyps. 3 (context countable English) A somewhat yellowish pink colour, the colour of red coral. 4 The ovary of a cooked lobster; so called from their colour. 5 (context historical English) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
n. a variable color averaging a deep pink
unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
adj. of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
Coral is a female first name of Indo-European origins. It was the 943rd most popular name in the United States from 1900-1909, the 977th in 1991, and 988th in 1992.
Notable people with this name include: Coral Atkins, Coral Browne, Coral Smith and Carl "Coral" Eugene Watts.
Coral is a type of marine animal.
Coral may also refer to:
- Coral (precious), a red or pink gem made from the skeleton of a coral species
- Coral (color), several colors similar to that of the gem
- Coral (name), a given name
- Coral snake, a type of a venomous snake found in the Americas
- CORALs, a Centre for Ocean, River, Atmosphere, Land Science, at IIT Kharagpur
Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.
A coral "group" is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a sac-like animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species. Individual heads grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. Corals also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously over a period of one to several nights around a full moon.
Although some corals can catch small fish and plankton, using stinging cells on their tentacles, most corals obtain the majority of their energy and nutrients from photosynthetic unicellular dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium that live within their tissues. These are commonly known as zooxanthellae and the corals that contain them are zooxanthellate corals. Such corals require sunlight and grow in clear, shallow water, typically at depths shallower than . Corals are major contributors to the physical structure of the coral reefs that develop in tropical and subtropical waters, such as the enormous Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Other corals do not rely on zooxanthellae and can live in much deeper water, with the cold-water genus Lophelia surviving as deep as . Some have been found on the Darwin Mounds, north-west of Cape Wrath, Scotland. Corals have also been found as far north as off the coast of Washington State and the Aleutian Islands.
Usage examples of "coral".
These relics included an enclosure of coral blocks marking the outlines of a rectangular building which, Emory and Finney considered, showed similarities to some Tongan structures, and basalt adzes which must have come from a high volcanic island, since basalt does not occur naturally on low atolls.
Coral Lorenzen, author of The Great Flying Saucer Hoax and an international director of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, immediately followed through on the startling rumors by putting in a call to Terry Clarke of KALG Radio in Alamogordo, nine miles east of Holloman.
I had placed myself at the port-scuttle, and saw some magnificent substructures of coral, zoophytes, seaweed, and fucus, agitating their enormous claws, which stretched out from the fissures of the rock.
I hastened to the aperture, and under the crustations of coral, covered with fungi, syphonules, alcyons, madrepores, through myriads of charming fish--girelles, glyphisidri, pompherides, diacopes, and holocentres--I recognised certain debris that the drags had not been able to tear up--iron stirrups, anchors, cannons, bullets, capstan fittings, the stem of a ship, all objects clearly proving the wreck of some vessel, and now carpeted with living flowers.
For the last few hundred yards the amtracs had been crawling over the shallow tidal flats, churning the coral mud under their heavy treads and rising farther and farther out of the lagoon.
The first three waves of Marines had gone in with amtracs, whose tractor wheels just ground their way up and over the coral reef.
They had small areolae, of a bewitching dark coral which seemed most intense, and set in the centers of those sweetly angelic haloes appeared two dainty little pink buds, crinkly and twitching with every breath, sweet tidbits, morsels of delight for the lips and the tongue of an appreciative connoisseur such as I prided myself on being.
She wore a new lace blouse, an expensive wrapper, coral beads round her neck, and copper bangles round her wrists.
The Baptist need not look outside his fortress to imagine the sea as it changed from coral red with sunset, to black and silver beneath the rising moon.
The Coral Kraal, and a boat big enough to make the trips to Aruba and Bonaire where he planned to run the best underwater safari south of St Lucia.
I saw also the ruins of incredible sunken cities, and the wealth of crinoid, brachiopod, coral, and ichthyic life which everywhere abounded.
I heard the keel grating against the rough calcareous bottom of the coral reef.
Even the flaring coral pink and incarnadine satins of the capes glistened with the lubricious tones of intimate feminine flesh and served to underscore the essentially lascivious nature of the frenzy that descended upon the tiered ranks of spectators.
German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouthpieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of morocco, awaiting the caprice or the sympathy of the smokers.
However, the tides were set fair for an early start in the morning and Chubby ran us through the channel with hardly sufficient light to recognize the coral snags, and when we took up our station in the back of the reef the sun was only just showing its blazing upper rim above the horizon.