Pronunciation: (kôr'ē, kōr'ē; kôr'ā, kōr'ā), [key]
—pl. ko•raiPronunciation: (kôr'ī, kōr'ī). [key]
1. Gk. Antiq.a sculptured representation of a young woman, esp. one produced prior to the 5th century b.c.
2. Also,Core,Cora.(cap.) Class. Myth.Persephone, esp. as a symbol of virginity.
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