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[kuh-rol-uh] /kəˈrɒl ə/
noun, Botany.
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
1665-75; < Latin: little garland, equivalent to corōn(a) garland, corona + -la diminutive suffix; see -ule Unabridged
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  • When Barack Obama sat down with the auto task force, the first thing he reportedly asked was "Why can't they make a corolla?"

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British Dictionary definitions for corolla


the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelope Compare calyx
Word Origin
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.

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corolla in Science
  (kə-rŏl'ə, kə-rō'lə)   
The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.
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