a true coral consisting of numerous anthozoan polyps embedded in the calcareous material that they secrete.
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Origin of stony coral
First recorded in 1610–20
Words nearby stony coral
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British Dictionary definitions for stony coral
any coral of the order Madreporaria, having a calcareous skeleton, aggregations of which form reefs and islands
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