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staghorn coral

noun
1.
any of several stony corals of the genus Acropora, having the skeleton branched like the antlers of a stag.
Origin of staghorn coral
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85

stag's-horn coral

[stagz-hawrn] /ˈstægzˌhɔrn/
noun
Origin
First recorded in 1880-85
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