• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coquina A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coquina A rock made up of fragments of marine shells, slightly consolidated by pressure and infiltrated calcareous matter. The name is chiefly applied to a rock of this kind occurring on the east coast of Florida, and used to some extent as a building material.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., shellfish, cockle


In literature:

I have been to see the quarries of coquina, or shell-rock, on the island of St. Anastasia, which lies between St. Augustine and the main ocean.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
Into this gray-white world of glimmering coquina and dew-wet palm rode presently the slim, brisk figure of a girl astride a fretful horse.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
He laughed, too: "You'll pay 'em if you take my map an' go to the Coquina hills," he said.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
We first made a flying call at the coquina quarries, where they dig the curious stuff of which the town is built.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
With Introduction by G. O. Shields (Coquina).
"At the Time Appointed" by A. Maynard Barbour
Edited by G. O. Shields ("Coquina").
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
With Introduction by G. O. Shields (Coquina).
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Edited by G. O. Shields ("Coquina").
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Lady Alene rose; her boatman aided her, and she sprang lightly to the coquina dock and walked straight over the low dune in front of her.
"Quick Action" by Robert W. Chambers
It was an old coquina house which rose directly from a little-travelled roadway.
"Horace Chase" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
He must have been left by the tide, and was half stranded between two bunches of coquina rock.
"Motor Boat Boys Among the Florida Keys" by Louis Arundel

In news:

Lexey Swall/Staff John Martin, the lead carpenter for KGT Remodeling, secures furring strips into the ceiling in preparation of hanging drywall in a home at the Coquina Club Condominiums in Naples.
Jetty's Coquina Jam is much more than just a surf competition.
We just got home from Jetty's 4th annual Coquina Jam women's surf competition in Harvey Cedars, LBI.
Builder bids a farewell to Arms on Coquina Key.
BRADENTON BEACH — There has been a second disorientation of a nest at Coquina Beach Club, which could result state and federal fines and will result in an appearance before Bradenton Beach's special master.
Jetty 's Coquina Jam is much more than just a surf competition.
We just got home from Jetty 's 4th annual Coquina Jam women's surf competition in Harvey Cedars, LBI.
Coquina Gables location proved too controversial.
Who would guess that a butterfly's wings are coquina shells , a snowflake is made of sand dollars' teeth, or that a lion could flaunt a mane of seaweed.
Many watch to see how beer and wine impacts AMI's Coquina Beach.