corolla

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From Latin corōlla (small garland, chaplet or wreath), diminutive of corōna (garland, chaplet, wreath).

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corolla (plural corollas or corollae or corollæ)

  1. (botany) An outermost-but-one whorl of a flower, composed of petals, when it is not the same in appearance as the outermost whorl (the calyx); it usually comprises the petal, which may be fused.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 125:
      Our wet fingers touched and we formed a circle like the corolla of a flower, floating into the silence of the desert dawn with the ancient sun on our bodies.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin corōlla (small garland, chaplet or wreath), diminutive of corōna (garland, chaplet, wreath).

Noun[edit]

corolla f (plural corolle)

  1. (botany) corolla

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of corōna (garland, chaplet, wreath).

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corōlla f (genitive corōllae); first declension

  1. A small garland, chaplet or wreath.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative corōlla corōllae
genitive corōllae corōllārum
dative corōllae corōllīs
accusative corōllam corōllās
ablative corōllā corōllīs
vocative corōlla corōllae

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