coral coral  /ˈkɔ rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a variable color averaging a deep pink
  2. (n) the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
  3. (n) unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
  4. (n) marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
  5. (adj) of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color

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Usage(s):

  1. One-third of reef-building coral are threatened, scientists say, making corals the Earth's most endangered species.
  2. By analyzing coral fossils in Mexico, scientists have concluded that sea levels have risen remarkably fast in the past and may do so again.
  3. Robert Barefoot's theories about the powers of coral calcium don't hold up.

News

  1. Cape Coral woman faces drug charges

    A Cape Coral woman is facing a slew of charges after police found she had four prescription drugs in her system during a crash that injured five...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  2. Coral Springs gets a new veterans group

    A Vietnamese war veteran living in Coral Springs has succeeded in doing what many others before him have attempted, unsuccessfully –- form a veterans group in the city.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Coral Gables school celebrates 90th birthday

    Coral Gables Preparatory Academy is on its third name, but it’s still the same school George Merrick included in his plans for the City Beautiful.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

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Quotes

  1. "Back when I was in Calgary and we looked up the road at the Edmonton Oilers . . . I had lunch with a rancher one day," Fletcher recalled. "I said, 'Boy, we've got to straighten this thing out in a hurry.' He said, 'Cliff, the coral is full...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Cliff Fletcher Source: 660 News

  2. "IPBES represents a major breakthrough in terms of organizing a global response to the loss of living organisms and forests, freshwaters, coral reefs and other ecosystems that generate multi-trillion dollar services that underpin all life -...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Achim Steiner Source: Mongabay.com

  3. Lead researcher Nick Graham, of Newcastle University's School of Marine Science and Technology, said: "We have shown there has been very little recovery in the reef system of the inner Seychelles islands for seven years after the 1998 coral...
    on May 15, 2006 By: Nick Graham Source: PhysOrg.com

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