staghorn coral


noun

any of several stony corals of the genus Acropora, having the skeleton branched like the antlers of a stag.

Nearby words

  1. staggering,
  2. staggering bob,
  3. staggers,
  4. staggy,
  5. staghorn,
  6. staghorn fern,
  7. staghorn sumac,
  8. staghound,
  9. staging,
  10. staging area


Origin of staghorn coral

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

stag's-horn coral

[ stagz-hawrn ]
/ ˈstægzˌhɔrn /

noun

Origin of stag's-horn coral

First recorded in 1880–85

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