(1) Of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
(2) Marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
(3) A variable color averaging a deep pink
(4) Unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
(5) The hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
- used since the end of the 19th century, mostly in the UK.