- any of numerous alcyonarian corals of the order Gorgonacea, having a usually branching, horny or calcareous skeleton.
- belonging or pertaining to the Gorgonacea.
Origin of Gorgonian
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With fury the features swell; with blood the veins grow black; the eyes flash more wildly than the Gorgonian fires.
- any coral of the order Gorgonacea, having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton: includes the sea fans and red corals
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Gorgonacea
- of or resembling a Gorgon