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stony coral

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noun
  1. a true coral consisting of numerous anthozoan polyps embedded in the calcareous material that they secrete.

Origin of stony coral

First recorded in 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for stony coral

stony coral

noun
  1. any coral of the order Madreporaria, having a calcareous skeleton, aggregations of which form reefs and islands
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