coral reefnoun [ C ]uk /ˌkɒr.əl ˈriːf/ us /ˌkɔːr.əl ˈriːf/
Examples from literature
- All along the coast of Madagascar are coral reefs.
- But when the tide is low, you can see a coral reef on Nikumaroro Island.
- Coral reefs are a great home for animals and plants.
- It’s 2,600 kilometers long, and it’s the world’s largest coral reef – and coral is a living thing.
- Look at the colors of this coral reef!
- Scientists study the ecology of Madagascar to learn how the warmer ocean affects the coral reefs.
- This is bad for coral, and so it’s bad for the animals on coral reefs, too.
- He found it a literal sandbank, surrounded by a coral reef mostly submerged.
- If this theory be correct, the absence of coral reefs round Trinidad may help to account for the fact stated by Mr. Joseph, that poisonous fish are unknown in that island.
- They wound their way among coral reefs and low islands scarcely visible above the water-line.
- This island is scarcely accessible by boats, on account of coral reefs that surround it.
- Towards morning, he steered out from among the dangerous coral reefs, and ran south straight before the wind.