Coralline

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coralline (Bot) A submarine, semicalcareous or calcareous plant, consisting of many jointed branches.
    • a Coralline Composed of corallines; as, coralline limestone.
    • Coralline (Zoöl) Formerly any slender coral-like animal; -- sometimes applied more particulary to bryozoan corals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coralline Consisting of or containing coral; resembling coral; coral. Specifically
    • coralline Having a color somewhat resembling that of red coral; red, pinkish-red, or reddish-yellow.
    • n coralline A seaweed with rigid calcareous fronds: so called from its resemblance to coral. See Corallina.
    • n coralline A coral or other zoöphyte or actinozoan: a term extended also to polyzoans or moss-animalcules, and to some of the hydrozoans.
    • n coralline [In this sense commonly corallin.] A dye, prepared commercially by heating together phenol, anhydrous oxalic acid, and oil of vitriol, and producing a very unstable color. It forms a reddish-green mass which yields a yellow powder, consisting of aurin (C19 H14O3) with other similar substances. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in hydrochloric acid and alcohol. Its presence in articles of clothing has sometimes caused serious cutaneous eruptions. Red corallin, or peony-red as it is sometimes called, is produced from yellow corallin by the action of ammonia at a high temperature.
    • n coralline Commercial rosolic acid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Coralline of, like, or containing coral
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. corallinus, coralred
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. coralium—Gr. korallion.

Usage

In literature:

Those of the third class are the low coralline islands usually having lagoons of water in their midst; they are very numerous.
"The Coral Island a Tale of the Pacific Ocean" by R. M. Ballantyne
It is an organic product, the growth of a whole people the coralline structure builded by a nation.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
In such masses, (for example of flint and agate,) we find included shells and coralline bodies.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Your watch also in the coralline watch-holder.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
Crag, Red; White; Norwich; Antwerp; Bridlington; Coralline.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Corallines: collection of, in the possession of Mr. John Griffiths.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Her skin was very white, her cheeks were very pink, and her lips were very coralline.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The islands are composed solely of coralline limestone.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Those of the third class are the low coralline islands, usually having lagoons of water in their midst.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
These nets, winding about the branches of the coralline growth, break off its branches, which adhere to the meshes.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
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