any of several stony corals of the genus Acropora, having the skeleton branched like the antlers of a stag.
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- staggering bob,
- staghorn fern,
- staghorn sumac,
- staging area
Also stag's-horn coral.
Origin of staghorn coral
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
[ stagz-hawrn ]
/ ˈstægzˌhɔrn /
Origin of stag's-horn coral
First recorded in 1880–85
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