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reefnoun [C]

uk   /riːf/  us   /riːf/
a ​line of ​rocks or ​sand just above or just below the ​surface of the ​sea, often ​dangerous to ​ships: a ​dangerousoffshore reef a coral reef
(Definition of reef from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reefnoun [C]

 us   /rif/
a ​line of ​rocks or ​sand at or near the ​surface of the ​sea: a ​coral reef
(Definition of reef from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reef”
in Spanish arrecife…
in Vietnamese đá ngầm…
in Malaysian batu karang…
in Thai แนวหินโสโครก…
in French récif…
in German das Riff…
in Chinese (Simplified) 礁, 暗礁, 礁脉…
in Turkish sığ kayalık, resif…
in Russian риф…
in Indonesian karang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 礁, 暗礁, 礁脈…
in Polish rafa…
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