- any of several alcyonarian corals of the genus Corallium, as C. nobile, of the Mediterranean Sea, having a red or pink skeleton, used for jewelry.
Origin of red coral
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
Also called precious coral.
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- any of several corals of the genus Corallium, the skeletons of which are pinkish red in colour and used to make ornaments, etcAlso called: precious coral
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