staghorn coral


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

Definition for staghorn coral (2 of 2)

stag's-horn coral
[ stagz-hawrn ]
/ ˈstægzˌhɔrn /


Origin of stag's-horn coral

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020