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Great Barrier Reef

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noun
  1. a coral reef parallel to the coast of Queensland, in NE Australia. 1250 miles (2010 km) long.
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Also called Barrier Reef.
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Great Barrier Reef

noun
  1. a coral reef in the Coral Sea, off the NE coast of Australia, extending for about 2000 km (1250 miles) from the Torres Strait along the coast of Queensland; the largest coral reef in the world
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