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English adjective: coral

1. coral of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: coral

1. coral (attribute) a variable color averaging a deep pink

Broader (hypernym)pink

2. coral (substance) the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry

Synonymsprecious coral, red coral

Broader (hypernym)opaque gem

3. coral (food) unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces

Broader (hypernym)hard roe, roe

Part meronymlobster

4. coral (animal) marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs

Broader (hypernym)actinozoan, anthozoan

Narrower (hyponym)gorgonian, gorgonian coral, madrepore, madriporian coral, stony coral

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