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noun Botany.
  1. the inner envelope of floral leaves of a flower, usually of delicate texture and of some color other than green; the petals considered collectively.
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Origin of corolla

1665–75; < Latin: little garland, equivalent to corōn(a) garland, corona + -la diminutive suffix; see -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for corolla


  1. the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelopeCompare calyx
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Word Origin for corolla

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-rŏlə, kə-rōlə]
  1. The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.
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