[ 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for corolla

/ (kəˈrɒlə) /


the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelopeCompare calyx

Word Origin for corolla

C17 dim. of L corōna crown
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Scientific definitions for corolla

[ kə-rŏlə, kə-rōlə ]

The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.
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