Coral



[kawr-uh l, kor-] /ˈkɔr əl, ˈkɒr-/

noun
1.
the hard, variously colored, calcareous skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps.
2.
such skeletons collectively, forming reefs, islands, etc.
3.
the solitary or colonial polyp that secretes this calcareous skeleton.
4.
a reddish yellow; light yellowish red; pinkish yellow.
5.
the unimpregnated roe or eggs of the lobster that when boiled take on the color of .
6.
something made of coral, as an ornament, piece of jewelry, or a child’s toy.
adjective
7.
made of coral:
a coral reef; coral ornamentation.
8.
making coral:
a coral polyp.
9.
resembling coral, especially in color; yellowish-red.
[kawr-uh l, kor-] /ˈkɔr əl, ˈkɒr-/
noun
1.
a female given name.
/ˈkɒrəl/
noun
1.
any marine mostly colonial coelenterate of the class Anthozoa having a calcareous, horny, or soft skeleton See also stony coral, sea fan
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the roe of a lobster or crab, which becomes pink when cooked
n.

c.1300, from Old French coral (12c., Modern French corail), from Latin corallium, from Greek korallion; perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew goral “small pebble,” Arabic garal “small stone”), originally just the red variety found in the Mediterranean, hence use of the word as a symbol of “red.” Related: Coralline. Coral snake (1760) is so called for the red zones in its markings. Coral reef is attested from 1745.
coral
(kôr’əl)

1. Class Oriented Ring Associated Language.
2. A deductive database and logic programming system based on Horn-clause rules with extensions like SQL’s group-by and aggregation operators. CORAL was developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is implemented in C++ and has a Prolog-like syntax.
Many evaluation techniques are supported, including bottom-up fixpoint evaluation and top-down backtracking. Modules are separately compiled; different evaluation methods can be used in different modules within a single program. Disk-resident data is supported via an interface to the Exodus storage manager. There is an on-line help facility. It requires AT&T C++ 2.0 (or G++ soon) and runs on Decstation and Sun-4.
(ftp://ftp.cs.wisc.edu/).
(1993-01-29)

Heb. ramoth, meaning “heights;” i.e., “high-priced” or valuable things, or, as some suppose, “that which grows high,” like a tree (Job 28:18; Ezek. 27:16), according to the Rabbins, red coral, which was in use for ornaments. The coral is a cretaceous marine product, the deposit by minute polypous animals of calcareous matter in cells in which the animal lives. It is of numberless shapes as it grows, but usually is branched like a tree. Great coral reefs and coral islands abound in the Red Sea, whence probably the Hebrews derived their knowledge of it. It is found of different colours, white, black, and red. The red, being esteemed the most precious, was used, as noticed above, for ornamental purposes.

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