Definition of lace coral in English:

lace coral

noun

  • 1Any of various bryozoans that form a lace-like mesh, especially those of the fossil family Fenestellidae and the extant family Phidoloporidae.

  • 2Any of various hydrozoans of the family Stylasteridae, forming lace-like branches; usually with distinguishing word.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Museum Humfredianum.