atoll reef

атолл
кольцеобразный риф

English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Atoll — For other senses of this word, see atoll (disambiguation). Satellite picture of the Atafu atoll in Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean. An atoll ( …   Wikipedia

  • Atoll butterflyfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygi …   Wikipedia

  • reef — [n] underwater or partially submerged ledge atoll, bank, bar, beach, cay, coral reef, ridge, rock, rock barrier, sand bar, shoal, skerry; concept 509 …   New thesaurus

  • Atoll — A*toll , n. [The native name in the Indian Ocean.] A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atoll — 1620s, atollon, from Malayam atolu reef, probably from adal closing, uniting. Popularized in present form by Darwin s writings …   Etymology dictionary

  • atoll — ► NOUN ▪ a ring shaped reef or chain of islands formed of coral. ORIGIN Maldivian …   English terms dictionary

  • atoll — /at awl, ol, ohl, euh tawl , euh tol , euh tohl /, n. a ring shaped coral reef or a string of closely spaced small coral islands, enclosing or nearly enclosing a shallow lagoon. [1615 25; earlier atollon < F: a word used in early descriptions of… …   Universalium

  • reef — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sandbar, shoal, bank, ledge. See convexity, shallowness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ridge, shoal, bar, sand bar, rock, bank, beach, coral reef, atoll, ledge, rock barrier. See Synonym Study at shoal .… …   English dictionary for students

  • Reef Islands — The Reef Islands are a loose collection of islands in the northwestern part of the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. These islands have historically also been known by the names of Swallow Islands and Matema Islands.The islands lie about 80 km… …   Wikipedia

  • reef — I. noun Etymology: Middle English riff, from Old Norse rif; probably akin to Old Norse rīfa to rend more at rive Date: 14th century 1. a part of a sail taken in or let out in regulating size 2. reduction in sail area by reefing II. verb Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reef — Synonyms and related words: ait, archipelago, arrest, atoll, backpedal, backwater, bank, bar, bill, brake, breakwater, cape, cay, check, chersonese, clear the decks, clip the wings, consider every angle, continental island, coral head, coral… …   Moby Thesaurus

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