1. A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt;
formerly sometimes applied also to men.
2. (Zoöl.) A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several
species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.
(Co*quet"tish) a. Practicing or exhibiting coquetry; alluring; enticing.
A pretty, coquettish housemaid.
(Co*quet"tish*ly), adv. In a coquettish manner.
(Co*quil"la nut) [Pg. coquilho, Sp. coquillo, dim. of coco a cocoanut.] (Bot.) The fruit
of a Brazilian tree (Attalea funifera of Martius.).
Its shell is hazel-brown in color, very hard and close in texture, and much used by turners in forming
ornamental articles, such as knobs for umbrella handles.
(Co*quim"bite) n. A mineral consisting principally of sulphate of iron; white copperas; so
called because found in the province of Coquimbo, Chili.
(||Co*qui"na) n. [Sp., shellfish, cockle.] A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken
shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material,
as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.
(Cor-) A prefix signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.
(Cor) n. [Heb. kor.] A Hebrew measure of capacity; a homer. [Written also core.]
(||Co"ra) n. (Zoöl.) The Arabian gazelle found from persia to North Africa.
(Cor"a*cle) n. [W. corwgl, cwrwgl, fr. corwg, cwrwg, any round body or vessel, the trunk of
the body, carcass.] A boat made by covering a wicker frame with leather or oilcloth. It was used by the
ancient Britons, and is still used by fisherman in Wales and some parts of Ireland. Also, a similar boat
used in Thibet and in Egypt.
(Cor"a*coid) a.[Gr. ko`rax crow + e'i^dos form.]
1. Shaped like a crow's beak.
2. (Anat.) Pertaining to a bone of the shoulder girdle in most birds, reptiles, and amphibians, which is
reduced to a process of the scapula in most mammals.
(Cor"a*coid), n. The coracoid bone or process.
(Cor"age) n. See Courage [Obs.]
To Canterbury with full devout corage.
(Cor"al) n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium, fr. Gr. kora`llion.]
1. (Zoöl.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures
are also formed by some Bryozoa.
The large stony corals forming coral reefs belong to various genera of Madreporaria, and to the hydroid
genus, Millepora. The red coral, used in jewelry, is the stony axis of the stem of a gorgonian (Corallium
rubrum) found chiefly in the Mediterranean. The fan corals, plume corals, and sea feathers are