1. corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
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How To Use madrepore In A Sentence

  • The corals and the madrepores that formed 180 million years ago the limestone of the ancient sea bottom, today are the base of the thin layers that keep alive this wide wooded mantle.
  • The sand, some 14 feet in depth, which originally surrounded the building, has been washed away, allowing the sea free access to the foundation caisson, which is down 14 feet into the solid madrepore. Report on the Department of Ports and Harbours for the Year 1890-91
  • But it would be like dissecting a 'polypus' or a 'madrepore' to enter into explanation with her. Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • As such, coral reefs are created from the accumulation of these madrepores.
  • Constructions in madrepore resist rather well the seisms, frequent but with low intensities in the region.
  • Their characteristic feature is the mouth, which has two robust incisor teeth that are joined and create a ‘beak’ that can easily break madrepores and pick up tiny algae off the rocks.
  • It is an extraordinary sight, like scattered carpets flung down, rich brown and gold, blue-white and green, with fans of plate coral and the occasional madrepore or staghorn standing above it.
  • Castillo de in Punta, near the Havannah, on shelves of cavernous rocks, * covered with verdant sea-weeds and living polypi, we find enormous masses of madrepores and other lithophyte corals set in the texture of those shelves. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 3
  • The local waters offer a wide range of subaquatic wonders including corals, sponges, madrepores, parrot fish and lobsters.
  • The sea represents the island's major richness: colours, transparency, seabeds teeming with fish, madrepores and sea-sponges.
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