coral-wood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coral-wood East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coral-wood a hard South American cabinet-wood, first yellow, then red
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. coralium—Gr. korallion.

Usage

In literature:

Then I made them cut wood, and, piling the coral above it, set it on fire.
"The Coral Island a Tale of the Pacific Ocean" by R. M. Ballantyne
He could bring you the tree of coral-wood and the palm-tree of the wild beasts.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
The Duchateau Isles are three low, wooded, coral islets, the largest of which is only three-fourths of a mile in length.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
On coral-reefs, and other coasts destitute of flinty stones, search should be made for drift-wood and drifted sea-weed.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Then I made them cut wood, and piling the coral above it, set it on fire.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
It soon came in sight, and proved to be a group of low, thickly-wooded coral islands, forming, as usual, a circle round a basin.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
For a large collection of the fish, echinoderms, shells, and corals of the deposits in Suffolk, we are indebted to the labours of Mr. Searles Wood.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Mark the maple twigs, like silhouettes cut in coral, and the sheath of the wood lily, like a ribbon half unrolled.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
How could I tear away shell, and coral, and hard wood, and sand, and stones.
"Dutch the Diver" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

An excellent report by NBC2 News on July 9 correctly pointed out that the City of Cape Coral was taking an important wildfire prevention step in removing highly combustible melaleuca trees from Oasis Woods.
Years ago, when javelins were still made out of wood instead of aluminum, they often snapped after they crashed into our unforgiving coral bedrock and orders took weeks from Finland.
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