organ-pipe coral

  1. an alcyonarian coral of the genus Tubipora, occurring in tropical waters, and forming a complex colony of brick-red, vertical tubules joined at intervals by transverse plates.

Origin of organ-pipe coral

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby organ-pipe coral Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use organ-pipe coral in a sentence

  • Tubipora, the organ-pipe coral, has green polyps emanating from its red tubes.

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  • Because of the appearance of the skeleton certain corals have received common names, as the organ-pipe coral, brain coral, etc.