The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.
The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.
A small, soft-bodied animal that secretes a hard exterior skeleton. Corals can be found individually (solitary) or in huge colonies that form coral reefs. Corals thrive in warm, shallow seas. One species of coral looks like the horn of a cow. Another species looks like a human brain. Their common names are derived from these images.
A bottom-dwelling marine invertebrate organism of the class Anthozoa.
Various tones of opaque pink, orange, or red, sometimes striated.
The name coral comes from the Greek, although the meaning is not known. Red or pink coral is the calcified skeletons of organisims that live in salt waters along the coasts of the Western Mediterranian, Bay of Biscay, Canary Isles, Malayasian Archepelago and Japan. Black coral is found around the waters off northern Australia and also in the Red Sea.
a substance found underwater, made up of the skeletons of tiny sea creatures.
A marine animal within the phylum Cnidaria that is composed of anatomical units called polyps and that typically forms a solid underskeleton of calcium carbonate (as in the “stony corals”), or an internal skeleton of calcareous spicules or complexes of protein and carbohydrates (as in the “soft corals”). Corals can be composed of single polyps, known as solitary corals, or multiple polyps, known as colonies. Colonial, stony corals that form large, rigid skeletons are sometimes known as reef-building corals to distinguish them from smaller stony corals and more flexible soft corals.
skeletal remains of small marine invertebrates. Colors range from pink to orange to red.
Soft polyps containing a plant and animal, many of which secrete a limestone cement that builds up in various patterns over years (Check this entry)
the hard, calcareous, white, red or black, skeleton of any or a variety of marine invertebrate animals. Collectively they form reefs. In the case of Coral Calcium from Okinawa, it is all the Sango variety.
a variable color averaging a deep pink
the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
a tiny marine polyp
a unit of tiny animals assembled over a polypary that's brittle and stony in nature
the skeletal remains secreted by small marine polyps; their unique form makes them easily mistaken for plants
A marine invertebrate with a soft body and a hard external structure composed of calcium carbonate. Corals live attached to the seafloor, especially in shallow, tropical seas. Some corals live as separate individuals, others are colonial and form extensive reefs.
Live coral is made of polyps. Dead coral is a hard, stony substance made up of the skeletons of polyps
a group of marine invertebrate animals that live in colonies, characterized by a calcareous skeleton; appears in a variety of shapes often forming reefs. Coral is also a term for crab roe or eggs.
Coral comes in colors ranging from vivid orange to palest pink.
marine (rarely freshwater) organism that lives in shallow water, often in groups (colonies, reefs). Found over a wide span of Earth history, the Great Barrier Reef is a present-day example of a series of coral reefs.
an invertebrate animal with a calcium carbonate skeleton; related to the jellyfish and the sea anemone; as corals die, their skeletons create reefs
Organic, calcified skeletons of tiny sea animals. Whitish, pink, orange and red. (3 - 4)
Marine polyp that secretes calcareous skeletons. The skeleton is also called coral, and is used as an ornamental stone.
Colonial animal that secretes a hard outer calcareous skeleton; the skeletons of coral animals form in part the framework for warm-water reefs.
Colonial animals in the phylum Cnidaria; [often] those that build reefs. "Coral" is also often used to refer to the hard, calcareous coral skeleton.
we know it mostly as the deep reddish-orange "tree of life" from the sea but it also comes in other colors-black, golden, blue, pink and white. Red is the most valuable color and is found off the coast of Japan, Africa, Malaysia and in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the African coastline. Coral is said to be protective, especially of children. We must be careful of where we buy coral, as the reefs are fragile ecosystems and easily destroyed.
the hard, calcareous skeleton of tiny animals called polyps
A structure built from the skeletons of calcareous marine animals.
The skeletal remains of marine animals; they range in color from red to pink and black
invertebrates that secrete an internal, hard skeletal structure composed of calcium carbonate, which is absorbed from the surrounding water.
important reef-building organisms known from the late Palaeozoic onwards. Fossil corals are good indicators of warm shallow marine environments. Corals can be solitary or part of a colony corallite is the skeleton formed by an individual coral polyp.
unfertilized eggs of crayfish that turn a red color when cooked; stony substance secreted by colonial marine animals, often reddish
Hard substance formed of skeletons of various marine polyps. Coral is said to promote general physical and mental well-being and to be of particular assistance to those suffering from anemia, bladder conditions, colic and whooping cough. In many parts of the world it is believed that coral can be used to ward off evil thoughts sent by ill-wishers.
Coral is an animal that grows in colonies in the ocean. Coral ranges in color from pale pink to orange to red to white to black. In jewelry making, coral is either carved into beads, cabochon, or is left in its natural branch-like form and just polished. Coral has a hardness of about 3.5.
Intricate substance formed from underwater calcium deposits, said to lose its powers if it is broken. Also believed to ward off hurricanes and aid the safe crossing of rivers.
Orange shellfish roe.
small, colonial, bottom-dwelling, marine animals that secrete external skeletons of calcium carbonate (calcite). The colonies they create with their skeletons can make enormous reef-complexes, such as the Florida Keys, the Australian Great Barrier Reef, and many coral islands in the Pacific Ocean, and other oceans.
Coral is an animal that grows in colonies in the ocean. Coral polyps secrete a strong calcium structure that is used in jewelry making. Coral ranges in color from pale pink (called angelskin coral) to orange to red to white to black. The most valued colors are deep red (called noble coral) and pink. In jewelry making, coral is either carved into beads, cameos, or other forms, or is left in its natural branch-like form and just polished. It used to be thought that coral protected the wearer, so it was a traditional gift to children. Since it is composed of calcium carbonate, coral will effervesce if touched with acid.
These tiny animals make calcium carbonate skeletons that are well known as a key part of tropical reefs. The skeletons of the extinct rugose and tabulate corals are known from fossils.
colonial animal that secretes a hard outer calcareous (calcium carbonate) skeleton.
Coral is receptive and has healing powers. It regulates menstruation, protects and promotes wisdom. Coral is neither a stone nor a plant, but the skeletal remains of a tiny sea creature. We have gone beyond a time when we have to sacrifice living things to practice magic -- but if you find a piece washed up on the sea shore, you are harming none. It is up to you if you wish to utilize commercial coral in magic. The Italians have long believed in the powers of the coral and in Greek coral comes from two Greek words meaning daughter of the sea. Coral is worn to effect inner changes.
(14th century) Coral, the vacated housing of a marine animal, comes from the sea. The kind of coral traditionally used in jewellery is found in reefs in the tropical waters of Polynesia, off the coast of Japan and in the Mediterranean. Although red coral is most frequently used in jewellery, other colours include pink, white, black and blue.
A group of benthic anthozoans that exist as individuals or in colonies. Some species create calcium carbonate external skeletons.
Coral is calcium carbonate with a trade of carotene. Its color ranges from white to red. It grows in branches that look like underwater trees. Most coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific off Japan and Taiwan.
Describes the calcified skeletons of marine organisms that live along coastlines of a variety of salt water bodies such as the Western Mediterranean, Japan, several island groups, and the Red Sea.
A group of invertebrate animals related to sea anemones. Individual coral animals have soft bodies topped by a ring of stinging tentacles for catching food. Some kinds of coral build hard limestone skeletons; when they die, other corals build on top until a great reef is formed.
Simple marine animals that live symbiotically with algae. In the symbiotic relationship, the algae provides the coral with nutrients, while the coral provide the algae with a structure to live in. Coral animals secrete calcium carbonate to produce a hard external skeleton.
A large group of shallow-water, bottom-dwelling marine invertebrates comprising reef-building colonies common in warm waters [LCOTE
the roe of female lobsters. It turns bright red when cooked and is used in sauces.
The skeletal remains of marine animals, and has a range in color from red, pink, and salmon.
A hard, calcareous, organic substance that is the skeleton of certain polyps, small marine invertebrates that live in colonies. The variety used in jewellery is precious coral, which is compact and solid, without visible indentations. The colours shade from pinkish white to pale pink and ok-blood red. It is mainly used as beads or set en cabochon.
The skeletal remains of marine animals, in a range in colours including red, pink, and salmon
Corals are marine animals of the class Anthozoa, which also includes the sea anemones (order Actiniaria).