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English definition of “coral reef”

coral reef

noun [C]    
an area of coral, the top of which can sometimes be seen just above the seaSmall and large land masses
(Definition of coral reef noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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