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Coral, the solid secretions of zoophytes; supposed to be petrifactions and to be always red: “c. is far more red,” Sonn. 130, 2. “of his bones are c. made,” Tp. I, 2, 397.
Adjectively: “c. mouth,” Ven. 542. “lips,” Lucr. 420. “ivory conduits c. cisterns filling,” Lucr. 420 “c. clasps and amber studs,” Pilgr. 366 (not Shakespearian). “lips,” Shr. I, 1, 179.
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