- the inner envelope of floral leaves of a flower, usually of delicate texture and of some color other than green; the petals considered collectively.
Origin of corolla
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Examples from the Web for corolla
When Barack Obama sat down with the auto task force, the first thing he reportedly asked was "Why can't they make a Corolla?"Can Walmart Change?
November 29, 2012
Leaves entire, opposite; corolla 5-lobed; berry several-seeded.Trees of the Northern United States
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Notice what a different degree and kind of life there is in the calyx and the corolla.The Crown of Wild Olive
Corolla twice as long as the calyx, tube filiform, limb 5-lobed.
Corolla very large, bell-shaped, the limb 5-angled and 5-nerved.
The corolla (if it may be so called) a fleshy, 3-lobed lamina.
- the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelopeCompare calyx
C17 dim. of L corōna crown
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Word Origin and History for corolla
1670s, "crown," from Latin corolla, diminutive of corona "crown, garland" (see crown (n.)). Botanical use is from 1753.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.
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