gorgonian definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous corals for the purchase Gorgonacea, having a flexible, often branching skeleton of horny product.
    • Any coral of the order Gorgonacea.
    • One of the Gorgoniacea.
    • corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
  • adjective:
    • Of or belonging to the order Gorgonacea.
    • Of or regarding the Gorgons.
    • Terrible or repulsive.
    • Of or regarding any red coral of purchase Gorgonacea.
    • related to, or resembling, a Gorgon; terrifying into stone; terrific.
    • with respect to the Gorgoniacea.
  • others:
    • See gorgonean.
    • Of or with respect to Gorgonia.

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