Gorgonian

[gawr-goh-nee-uh n]
noun
  1. any of numerous alcyonarian corals of the order Gorgonacea, having a usually branching, horny or calcareous skeleton.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Gorgonacea.

Origin of Gorgonian

1825–35; < New Latin Gorgoni(a) genus name (see Gorgon, -ia) + -an
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gorgonian

noun
  1. any coral of the order Gorgonacea, having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton: includes the sea fans and red corals
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Gorgonacea

Gorgonian

adjective
  1. of or resembling a Gorgon
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