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).

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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 noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative corōlla corōllae
Genitive corōllae corōllārum
Dative corōllae corōllīs
Accusative corōllam corōllās
Ablative corōllā corōllīs
Vocative corōlla corōllae

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  • English: corolla
  • French: corolle
  • Galician: corola
  • Italian: corolla
  • Portuguese: corola
  • Spanish: corola, corolla

References[edit]

  • corolla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • corolla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • corolla in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • corolla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • corolla in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • corolla in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin