staghorn coral


noun

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

Origin of staghorn coral

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

stag's-horn coral

[stagz-hawrn]

noun

Origin of stag's-horn coral

First recorded in 1880–85
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