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coral

  1. the calcareous skeleton of certain COELENTERATES.
  2. the skeleton together with the animals which live in it and secrete it, the whole structure often forming a reef. The animals, usually anthozoans and hydrozans, have a POLYP structure.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The female dancers wore a similar make up in essence, but with a more (sheer) corally colour on the lips and a bright pigment added to each girls lid depending on what she felt like wearing that day.
Your feet will look fab in gold or bronze varnish but corally nudes or strong pinks can look equally good.
In the Fifties, red lipstick - corally reds, scarlets, tomato reds, cherry - was every Hollywood star's essential make-up item but by the Sixties, it had fallen from favour; replaced by the pale, frosted lip look.