Definition of porite in US English:

porite

noun

Zoology
  • A coral of the genus Porites or family Poritidae. Chiefly attributive in "porite coral".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From scientific Latin porites Porites.

Pronunciation

porite

/ˈpɔːrʌɪt/