gorgonian

Definitions of gorgonian
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n corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton

Synonyms:
gorgonian coral
Types:
sea feather
corals forming featherlike colonies
sea fan
corals having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton
red coral
corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry
Type of:
coral
marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs

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